[Geowanking] Census Bureau Adopts GPS to Find American Homes

Douglass Davis douglass_davis at hotmail.com
Tue Aug 1 12:02:57 PDT 2006



yes, that was an issue discussed in the story.  they debated from both 
viewpoints.


>From: "David Fawcett" <david.fawcett at gmail.com>
>
>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...
>
>David.
>
>On 8/1/06, Douglass Davis <douglass_davis at hotmail.com> wrote:
>>
>> >From National Public Radio (USA): I thought this was an interesting
>>story.
>>You can listen to it here:
>>
>>http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=5590541
>>
>>
>>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
>>house,
>>apartment and improvised shelter they find.
>>
>>
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