Maps for Census 2000: Directions We Can Take

Barbara Levergood
Texas Library Association
March 29, 2001

This presentation provides an evaluative overview of options for how libraries can acquire, access, and provide support for Census 2000 map resources, including discussion of sources for maps in paper and electronic media, printers and plotters, and using TIGER/Line data in geographic information systems. These options are evaluated based on what types of user queries can be answered using a particular map resource; expertise, equipment, and software required; and costs.

For the full content of the presentation, you will need the Overheads, Maps, and Comparison. The Handout is a subset of the Overheads; not included in the Handout are URLs, source citations, and much of the text. These materials were completed March 26, 2001.

General Resources

Geographic Products

Also of interest: A Guide to the Decennial Census with a focus on 1990 and 2000 census data

Barbara Levergood
Electronic Documents Librarian
Davis Library, CB #3912
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Chapel Hill, NC 27514-8890
Updated 7 June 2001.