Feb. 27, 2013
-- If you’ve always wondered what the U.S. Census Bureau does when it isn’t conducting the once-a-decade census or how to use the data it gathers for detailed analysis or to build geographic information systems, then sign up for a free presentation at 10 a.m., March 29, at Harrisburg University of Science and Technology in PA.
Noemi Mendez Eliasen, an Information Services Specialist with the Philadelphia Regional Office of U.S. Census Bureau, will be on hand to talk about Census data and Census geography and how to use the data in geographic information systems (GIS).
Her presentation, What the Census Bureau Does the Other 9 Years
, will cover topics such as Census Bureau data visualization efforts, online data mapper tools, and demos. This presentation would probably include people who are already familiar with what the census does so I would like to highlight some of the things that we are currently doing that people may not know about.
The presentation will take place in the Auditorium and will conclude by noon. She will then host a hands-on workshop so attendees can gain experience using the GIS at 1 p.m. at the University.
Both events are free but a RSVP is required for the presentation and workshop via online at www.HarrisburgU.edu/RSVP
Seating for the afternoon GIS workshop is limited to 12 and seats are available on a first-come first-served basis. Questions? email CONNECT@HarrisburgU.edu
The University is located at 326 Market Street in Harrisburg. Parking is available in the Harrisburg Parking Authority operated garage accessible via Fourth Street. Cost for parking in the garage is $5.00 for 0-2 hours. Kiosk for parking accepts cash only. More information on parking rates and directions to the University are found online at http://www.harrisburgu.net/
You can literally take planes, trains and automobiles to the event. The University's location at 326 Market Street in downtown Harrisburg is near Interstates 83 and 81 and the Pennsylvania Turnpike, making it an easy drive to the University from any of Pennsylvania’
s major cities. And it's only a two-hour drive from the University to Baltimore, Washington, DC or Philadelphia. The Amtrak Passenger Train Station and Greyhound Bus Station are one block from our location. And the Harrisburg International Airport is only nine miles from the University. http://www.harrisburgu.edu/campuslife/directions.php
Accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education, Harrisburg University is a private university offering 6 bachelor-of-
science degrees and 4 graduate degree programs in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) fields. For more information on the University's affordable demand-driven undergraduate and graduate programs in applied science and technology fields, call 717.901.5146 or email, Connect@HarrisburgU.edu