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For more information on the 2010 Census and what you need to be doing NOW, visit http://www.census.indiana.edu/luca/index.html.

LUCA Technical Training

From: The US Census Bureau
To: All local government officials working with address data

The Local Update of Census Addresses (LUCA) Program is your one and only opportunity to review and update the Census Bureau’s address list that will be used to conduct the 2010 Census for your jurisdiction. Your participation in LUCA directly impacts the accuracy of the 2010 census for your community.

Your government was recently invited to participate in the LUCA program. Your jurisdiction already has received everything necessary to register for LUCA, including the registration form, product format choice, and a CD-ROM with a computer-based version of the technical training workshop. This computer-based training CD-ROM includes the same information that will be covered in the classroom technical workshops. However, if you would like further instruction or clarification on participating in LUCA, we invite you attend one of the classroom technical workshops. These classroom workshops will:

  • Include a detailed review of all major program components

  • Provide necessary knowledge to make an informed decision on your city/town’s level of participation

  • Include specific examples and exercises to provide the skills necessary to review and update the census address list for your city/town

  • Allow for questions and answers with Census Bureau staff

The classroom workshop is approximately five hours in length.

The current schedule of workshops in your state is included with this letter. If you or someone from your jurisdiction would like to attend a technical workshop, please complete the enclosed LUCA Workshop registration form. To ensure that we have adequate space and materials available, we are requesting that workshop participants register in advance. You may also check our website at http://www.census.gov/rochi/www/resource.html or click on the link below for the LUCA workshop schedule and the registration form.

Should you have any questions regarding LUCA, please do not hesitate to contact our Geography staff at our toll-free LUCA number (866) 511-LUCA (5822) or (630) 288-9245. We look forward to working with you as we approach Census 2010.

Stanley D. Moore
Regional Director

Registration Form

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Making More Visually Pleasing Maps: Applied Cartography and Visualization Thursday, September 13th, 1:30-2:30 WEBINAR IGIC Members: FREE Non-members: $10

All maps are created with a specific purpose in mind; that purpose can be more clearly understood by the viewer if you use the principals of thematic cartography and geographic visualization. Jeremy Webber from the IUPUI Geography Department will share his techniques for making more visually pleasing maps. Portions of this online presentation will be demonstrated in the ArcMap Environment, though the techniques can be applied in most GIS environments.

Concepts to be covered at this online event:

  • Symbolizing data
  • Displaying data upon aerial photography and hill shaded elevation relief
  • How to use color to your benefit
  • Cartographic design and output

Registrants will receive an email with login information and phone number one week prior to the event. Note: This is not a toll-free phone call, long distance charges may apply.

GIS for Engineering Friday, October 19th, 1:00-3:30pm Indiana State Library 140 N. Senate Ave, History Reference Room Indianapolis, IN 46204 IGIC Members: FREE Nonmembers: $20

GIS can be a powerful tool for engineering projects. Learn how to negotiate between GIS and CAD, integration tips, pitfalls to avoid, and real-world examples of projects using these techniques. Bill Kimbrell of Woolpert, and Scott Barbour and Larry Robbins of the Terre Haute Engineering Department share these and other insights into how you can make the most of GIS.

Exploring Statewide GIS Resources Tuesday, November 13th, 1:00-3:30pm Indiana State Library 140 N. Senate Ave, History Reference Room Indianapolis, IN 46204 FREEThis seminar will include a review and exploration of the considerable resources that are available to Indiana GIS users through the Indiana Geographic Information Council. These resources include opportunities for networking, education for both new and experienced GIS users, guidelines that can help users more effectively develop projects within their communities, and much more. The seminar will also provide an opportunity for participants to share their thoughts and ideas regarding how IGIC can best support the needs of GIS across Indiana. The presenter for this seminar will be Jill Saligoe-Simmel, PhD.

There are still a limited number of seats available in the ESRI authorized Introduction to ArcGIS II course being offered in Indianapolis, Indiana by The Polis Center at IUPUI from December 18 to 20, 2007. This course is available only to staff, students, and faculty at educational institutions and to Social Assets and Vulnerabilities Indicators project users (www.savi.org <http://www.savi.org/> ) at a special price of $175 per person. ArcGIS software offers many tools for visualizing, creating, managing, and analyzing geographic data. In this course, students with basic ArcGIS skills extend their abilities in the areas of cartography, data automation and editing, and geoprocessing and spatial analysis. Students work with advanced cartographic tools as they learn how to efficiently create effective maps. A major focus of the course is the geodatabase. Students learn database design considerations and techniques for creating, maintaining, and managing GIS data stored in a geodatabase. The ArcGIS geoprocessing tools for spatial analysis are also covered and, in a course project, students apply many of their newly acquired skills.

For registration, please contact Denise Dearth at ddearth@iupui.edu or 317.274.2455. For questions about course content please contact Kevin Mickey at the following.

Kevin Mickey, GISP
Director, Professional Education and Outreach
The Polis Center
Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis
1200 Waterway Boulevard
Indianapolis, Indiana 46202
(317) 278-2582 PH
(317) 278-1830 FAX