Census TIGER File Maintenance. MS ITS Briefing February 12, 2004 Chuck O’Hara Jon Arvik Nick Younan. Project Overview. A congressionally-funded program to conduct research for the maintenance of Census TIGER file data.
Census TIGER File Maintenance
MS ITS Briefing
February 12, 2004
The TIGER File Maintenance Project will validate the use of high-resolution satellite image data for land use change detection and feature extraction technologies that could provide support to the Bureau of Census TIGER data maintenance program.
The project will use enhanced multi-spectral remote sensing imagery for extracting features of interest for maintaining spatial feature databases to federal agencies [such as the Bureau of Census] as well as to state and local agencies for updating and maintaining their spatial databases.
A benchmark example of accomplishing spatial database updates through improved technology use, the Bureau of Census TIGER Modernization Project employs spatial information technologies to significantly improve the nation’s important Census data. The Topologically Integrated Geographic Encoding and Referencing (TIGER) database will be modernized as part of a re-engineered 2010 Census. The five major objectives of the modernization project are to:
1) Correct locations of streets, other map features, and housing units; identify new streets/housing units using automated change detection methods (MAINTENANCE)
2) Develop/deploy a new MAF/TIGER processing environment based on COTS and GIS tools
3) Expand and encourage geographic partnership programs
4) Launch the Community Address Updating System (CAUS)
5) Implement periodic evaluation activities
Commercial high-res satellite image data product and services provider
Commercial provider of mapping products and applications
Employer of skilled GIS/image processing labor
Preliminary reports include a detailed project design documents, contractual terms and conditions, and intellectual property plan. A set of technical documents and deliverables will be developed throughout the course of the project.
Applications include planning infrastructure, improving security, and updating map layers!
We appreciate your participation and look forward to working together. This is an exciting project opportunity that lends itself well to future follow-on related work and to positioning the team well for pursuing other similar opportunities