[Talk-us] US Government Accountability Report on GIS Data

Brian May bmay at mapwise.com
Fri Apr 3 17:16:49 UTC 2015


In researching estimates of expenditures of GIS data in the US, I ran 
across a report [1] that some of you may find interesting. There's 
several bits of insight in there regarding addresses. For example, 
there's tables listing expendatures on address data by different federal 
(and a few state) agencies. The Census Bureau spent $1.4B on addresses 
to support the 2010 census! There's also some insights on the directions 
things may be going as far as opening up access to Census address info. 
And the USPS weighs in on their thoughts. Interesting reading if you are 
into that kind of stuff.

Brian May aka grouper

[1] GEOSPATIAL DATA: Progress Needed on Identifying Expenditures, 
Building and Utilizing a Data Infrastructure, and Reducing Duplicative 

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