September 25, 2006 - In conjunction with prime contractor
M-Cubed Information Systems of Silver Spring, Maryland, Caliper
Corporation announced that it is developing software applications for five
Census Bureau data programs for the
forthcoming 2010 Census. These applications will
be used by over 40,000 state, local, and tribal governments to enhance the
Census Bureau’s Master Address File (MAF) and
TIGER geospatial database of roads, legal
and administrative boundaries, and geographical area reporting units for
Census and survey data. These updates are essential for the success of the
2010 decennial population census and the many related subsequent activities
such as congressional, state legislative and local
redistricting, the allocation of federal
funds to local and state governments, and the publishing of
Census data. Collectively named the
MAF/TIGER Partnership Software (MTPS), the
five custom applications are based on Caliper Corporation’s
Caliper is also creating two Web-based applications based on Maptitude for the Web technology. The first enables Census Bureau staff and program participants to validate the data updates. The second allows Boundary and Annexation program participants to revise their jurisdictional boundaries using standard web browsers.
This project assists the Census Bureau in meeting a number of important goals such as reducing or eliminating the production, shipping, and handling of paper maps; making participation more convenient for participants; reducing processing cycle time; and improving the accuracy of the MAF/TIGER database.
Caliper Corporation (www.caliper.com) is a leading developer of packaged and custom GIS software, including Maptitude and TransCAD. Caliper GIS software is used by more than 50,000 users in over 50 countries. M-Cubed Information Systems, Inc. (www.mcubedinfo.com) is a Department of Commerce Information Technology Solutions NexGen prime contractor that specializes in Enterprise Application Integration services.
For more information, please email Caliper Sales.