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U.S. Census Bureau uses GIS in its study

The U.S. Census Bureau will soon announce a new GIS for mapping the geographic relationship between where people live and where they work. This new tool initially will be available in 14 states, including Minnesota. Soon Minnesota GIS leaders will discuss the new tool and potential applications for regional planning, economic development, workforce development, transportation and housing policy. The scheduled meeting to do so is being named the roundtable on “Mapping Home and Work: A New Tool for Regional Analysis,” will include discussion of the practical importance of this tool and what it will mean for planners. Local experts agree that it could help urban planners make more informed decisions on such critical regional issues as housing development and transportation needs. This roundtable will be sponsored by CURA, SLPP, and the Center for Transportation Studies at the University of Minnesota.