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Census Bureau in US updates geospatial data

The Census Bureau in US awarded Avineon Inc. of Alexandria, Virginia, US a $3 million contract through the vendor’s partnership with Harris Corporation to provide GIS support to improve the accuracy of the bureau’s address database. Avineon will realign digital data, including the location and name of streets, rivers, railroads and other geographic features for the Census Bureau’s Master Address File/Topologically Integrated Geographic Encoding and Referencing databases. The end dataset will be more spatially accurate, which will let Census Bureau field personnel better locate streets and addresses to conduct the 2010 census. Avineon will update data for 266 counties in 2006; last year, it delivered data for 242 counties.