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Tenth National GIS in Transit Conference
September 6-8, 2017 (Note that Labor Day is Sept 4)
Washington, DC

The National Center for Transit Research, Urban and Regional Information Systems Association and the Transportation Research Board are pleased to announce the 10th National GIS in Transit Conference, taking place September 6-8, 2017 in Washington, DC! Join us for comprehensive education, networking, and professional development. The conference counts toward GISP Education Points and was approved for 46.5 AICP-CM credits. Take advantage of this outstanding continuing education opportunity.

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Thursday, September 7 • 9:00am - 10:00am
Welcome & Keynote Address: New Directions for Census Bureau Data Dissemination and Products

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Welcome: Martin Catala, 2017 Conference Chair

Opening Keynote Address: New Directions for Census Bureau Data Dissemination and Products
A key innovation area for the Census Bureau is improving and enhancing access to statistical and geospatial data, including the ability to combine data from a variety of demographic, economic, and geospatial data sets. In this presentation, I will discuss several relatively new products that combine data to improve access to and utility of statistical and geospatial data as well as what is on the horizon for data access and dissemination. Combining data across datasets, however, has presented challenges due to different geographic concepts and definitions, different universes, and different vintages. I will discuss some of the challenges we have encountered as well as efforts to address those challenges.

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Martin Catala

Program Director, Transit Management & Innovation, CUTR
I have a lot of experience using GIS and database solutions to improve how public transportation operates. I use these tools to analyze patterns and trends within the public transportation field and work to develop innovative performance measures for public transportation. I frequently... Read More →

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Michael Ratcliffe

Asst. Division Chief, Geographic Standards, Criteria, Research, and Quality, Geography Division - U.S. Census Bureau
Michael Ratcliffe is Assistant Division Chief for Geographic Standards, Criteria, Research, and Quality in the Census Bureau’s Geography Division, where he is responsible for geographic area concepts and criteria, address and geospatial data quality, and research activities. During... Read More →

Thursday September 7, 2017 9:00am - 10:00am EDT
Grand Ballroom - Sphinx on K (formerly known as the Almas Conference Center) 1315 K Street, NW, Washington DC 20005