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Caliper announces Table Chooser for ACS 2006

USA – Caliper Corporation, a worldwide leader in GIS, transportation and mapping software, is pleased to announce the Table Chooser for the 2006 American Community Survey (ACS).

The Caliper Table Chooser is recommended as an excellent product for heavy users of census data. It automates the most tedious tasks associated with using census files in a GIS, including extraction, table formatting, and joining table data to maps for subsequent GIS operations.

The Table Chooser for ACS 2006 includes a selection of the 1323 Detailed Tables that are available from the 2006 version of the ACS. The selected tables are representative of the Caliper Transportation Profile for use by transportation planners. The 2006 version of the ACS is the first to enumerate the entire population because it now includes people living in group quarters.

Data are available for State, County, County Subdivision (MCD), Place, Alaska Native Regional Corporation (ANRC), Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA) Principal City, New England City and Town Area (NECTA) Principal City, Congressional District (109th), 5% Public Use Microdata Area (PUMA), School District (Elementary), School District (Secondary), and School District (Unified).

Only areas with 65,000 or more population are tabulated by the ACS. All states, Congressional Districts, and PUMAs are above that threshold.

The Table Chooser for the 2006 ACS is provided with the latest version of TransCAD 5. Please contact Caliper Sales at 1-617-527-4700 or [email protected] to learn more.