Detroit Counts: Seeing the Census

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Date: June 17, 2020
Time: 10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
Location: Zoom
Category: Other

Join the Wayne State University Library System, the School of Information Sciences and the Walter P. Reuther Library for the second virtual event in the “Detroit Counts” series focused on the U.S. Census 

“Seeing the Census” will show how census data shapes the maps that influence public policy. The panelists will discuss their work using census data for GIS-driven visualizations of the world. GIS is a geographic information system designed to capture, store, manipulate, analyze, manage and present all types of data that is in some way referenced to locations on the earth.

Featured speakers:

  • Amanda Tickner - librarian at Michigan State University, specializing in GIS in the Maps Library and an adjunct lecturer in anthropology.
  • Alex Hill is a researcher with the Urban Health research group at the Center for Urban Studies and GIS Director for the Biostatistical Epidemiology Research Design group at the Center for Translational Science and Clinical Research Innovation at Wayne State University. Hill is also the founder and lead cartographer of DETROITography.

This event is free and open to the public. To join, go to     


Meghan Courtney




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