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    201- Intermediate Application of Data Sets: Accessing American Community Survey Statistics
    Hotchkiss, Marisa (APDU's Public Data University, 2015-04-08)
    Unfamiliar with the many ways you can obtain statistics from the American Community Survey? Learn more about the tools available to help you access current social, economic, housing, and demographic statistics for the nation's communities.
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    201 - Intermediate Application of Data Sets: Census Applications
    Figueroa, Alexandra; Siemer, Kathleen (APDU's Public Data University, 2014-11-19)
    This presentation will discuss interactive tools for finding Census data. It will highlight the user's ability to customize, share, download, and embed these tools. In addition, it will discuss the Census Bureau's exciting new mobile apps.
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    201 - Measuring America: Your Guide to Accessing the Data Tools
    Brown, Kim (APDU's Public Data University, 2014-11-12)
    This presentation reviews how to access the most frequently used tools for accessing Census Bureau data. We will talk about the data that are available and at what geographic level within each of the tools. We will also compare the same data topics across tools to demonstrate how similar results display.
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    301 - What The New DATA Act Means for Data Users
    Hollister, Hudson (APDU's Public Data University, 2014-06-25)
    Heralded as the nation's first open data law, the Digital Accountability and Transparency Act of 2014 (DATA Act) requires agencies to publish government spending information in standardized machine-readable open data. Specifically, the law calls on the Treasury Department and the White House to establish government-wide standards for financial data; directs all agencies to use those standards for their reporting requirements; and expands the accountability platform developed by the Recovery Act's Recovery Accountability and Transparency Board (RATB) from stimulus spending to all spending. Proponents say the law will improve accountability to taxpayers and provide tools to reduce waste and abuse. What does this new law mean for data users? What changes or improvements can be expected? Does this law mean more open and public data reform is on the way? What data are collected? Who are the primary users? What research questions are most frequently answered with the agency's data set? How are the data collected? What are their strengths and weaknesses? How frequently are the data updated? At what level geography are they collected? What is the delay between the reference period and publication? How are the data disseminated? How is the agency's web delivery system structured? Who can the user contact if they want to know more about the data program?
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    101 - Exploring 'Web 2.0' Public Data Applications:
    Massa, Justin (Association of Public Data Users, 2010-06-03) is presented as an example of the ‘Web 2.0' movement to improve access to data for individuals to navigate important decisions in their lives. integrates a broad array of data and geo-tagged information for persons seeking housing to enable them to assess the type of neighborhood in which their potential home is located.
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    201 - Collaborative, Online Mapping: The New
    Potts, Walter; Seamans, Adam (Association of Public Data Users, 2010-11-10) is a publicly available mapping and spatial data resource on the internet and is provided by ESRI. This presentation covers the basics and includes a demonstration.
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    101 - What's New with American FactFinder: A Census Demonstration of New and Enhanced Features
    Chestnut, Rob (Association of Public Data Users, 2013-03-14)
    Demonstration of new and enhanced features in American FactFinder. The demonstration will highlight features such as Community Facts and Guided Search and will provide some brief examples of searching for data in American FactFinder.
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    301 - Government Data and Confidentiality: Compatible Companions With the Help of Statistical Disclosure Control
    Krenzke, Tom; Reschovsky, Clara (Association of Public Data Users, 2013-09-25)
    Practical insights to balance disclosure risk, data utility, and other issues relating to operational feasibility, budget, and timelines. Additional topics related to data training and documentation.
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    101 - Public Policy Opportunities and Challenges for Public Data
    Castro, Daniel (Association of Public Data Users, 2013-10-31)
    Does government understand the value of public data? Does government have the capacity for data-driven innovation?