If your city or village has annexed some property or built a park, the U.S. Census Bureau wants to know about it. The U.S. Census Bureau conducts a Boundary and Annexation Survey (BAS) annually to collect information about selected legally defined geographic areas. The Census recently sent out a request for information about boundaries. People who want more information about how to respond to the request are invited to attend a workshop for more information. The northwest Ohio workshop will be January 19, 9 a.m. – 2 p.m., at the Grand Lobby of the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Plaza. Please rsvp by January 12.
This workshop is of interest to those government employees who maintain geographic information about their communities including city/county/township clerks, engineers, planners, treasurers, and GIS professionals . These workshops will provide participants with an overview of the 2012 BAS, demonstrate how to convert boundary information to GIS or MTPS, provide an explanation of the geographic boundaries collected and managed by the Census Bureau, and explain the type of information collected by the BAS. Registration is online here. If you have any questions about the BAS or the upcoming workshops, please contact the BAS team by e-mail or by phone at: 1-800-972-5651.