Using Census Data With GIS Topic Of NRIS Seminar -2/27 -Helena
Montana State Library at 1515 East 6th Avenue in Helena.
Kris Larson, GIS Programmer with the Census and Economic
Information Center (CEIC) in the Montana Department of Commerce, is
scheduled to be the guest speaker at the next Natural Resource
System (NRIS) Seminar. Her presentation is set for Friday, February 27
3:00 pm – 4:00 pm in the conference room of the Montana State Library at 1515 East 6th Avenue in Helena.
The seminar, entitled "Using Census Data with GIS" will give a brief
overview of the unique aspects of Census geography and offer some tips
tricks for accessing Census data by specific geography using the Census
Bureau’s American FactFinder web site. Learn how to select blocks,
groups, or Census tracts and match the geography to data items such as
population, housing units, income, poverty, etc. A brief demonstration
formatting selected data for use in ArcMap will also be a part of this
Natural resource and GIS professionals, as well as the public, are
to attend. This seminar is free. For more information, call (406)
444-5357. Interested individuals are also encouraged to visit the NRIS
website at or the CEIC website at
The Montana Natural Resource Information System (NRIS) was established
1985 by the Legislature. NRIS, a division of the State Library, acts
clearinghouse for natural resource information.
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