Clapsaddle-Garber Associates, Inc. (CGA) reminds local municipalities and counties that the U.S. Census Bureau is now conducting the Boundary and Annexation Survey (BAS). Do not miss your opportunity to participate in the BAS to ensure that the Census Bureau has current and accurate boundary, legal name, and status information for counties and local governments. This is an example of how GIS is vitally important to local governments.
Why is participating in BAS important?
- Boundary updates complete the Census Bureau’s geographic framework for data collection, tabulation, and dissemination, and are vital to the success of the decennial census, the American Community Survey (ACS), Population Estimates Program (PEP), and many other censuses and surveys.
- The federal government allocates more than $675 billion in federal funds annually for health, welfare, infrastructure, education, and other federal programs and services.
- Responding to the BAS ensures that local governments in your state receive the funds for which they are entitled and have the best data available for their decision-making processes.
If you are unsure if someone from your city or county has responded please reach out to the Iowa Geospatial Coordinator, Patrick Wilke-Brown, at 515.782.1053 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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