[Geowanking] Census Bureau Adopts GPS to Find American Homes
david.fawcett at gmail.com
Tue Aug 1 06:37:37 PDT 2006
But like other census data, the locational data will be non-public.
Unless, of course, the business lobby gets the law changed. Talk about
targeted junk mail...
On 8/1/06, Douglass Davis <douglass_davis at hotmail.com> wrote:
> >From National Public Radio (USA): I thought this was an interesting
> You can listen to it here:
> All Things Considered, July 31, 2006 · Two-and-a-half years from now, in
> early 2009, the Census Bureau plans to send an army of 100,000 temporary
> workers down every street and dusty, dirt road in America. They will be
> armed with handheld GPS devices.
> Robert LaMacchia, head of the Census Bureau's geography division, says
> they'll capture the latitude and longitude of the front door of every
> apartment and improvised shelter they find.
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