LUCA is the only opportunity offered to tribal, state and local governments to review and comment on the U.S. Census Bureau’s residential address list for their jurisdiction prior to the 2020 Census. The program for the 2020 Census was introduced in January of 2017. Registration for the program began in July and ends Dec. 17.
This technical workshop is designed for local address coordinators, GIS practitioners and local planners to help them understand the LUCA process and how they will participate in the program.The discussion will include:
- LUCA Program timeline
- Participation Options
- LUCA Data Format
- Use of Census Bureau Geographic Update Partnership Software (GUPS) based on QGIS
- Use of ArcGIS and Microsoft Excel
Participants can expect a detailed view of the process with a technical discussion on address lists and GIS data processing. Several hours will be spent reviewing sample data using live software and discussing the Census Bureau’s geocoding tool as part of the process. While not required, attendees may choose to bring their own laptop, ArcGIS, MS-Excel, and local address list to explore LUCA processing options. A prototype of the Census Bureau's GUPS tool will be demonstrated, but not distributed.