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Have you every found yourself searching for what should be readily available data so that you can create the next great visualization? Well, do we have the webinar for you. Bob Scardamalia, president of RLS Demographics, Inc., will explore data sources that can add value to your research and analysis for all GIS users alike.


Often times we get stuck in our silos with project demands and little time and resources to explore new data and tools. There is a world of public data available from state and federal agencies – in addition to the primary statistics agencies like Census and BLS – and this webinar will explore sources that can add value to your research and analysis. We’ll focus on public data with small area statistics and also explore examples of sites specializing in data aggregation and presentation.


Bob Scardamalia is President of RLS Demographics, Inc., a firm specializing in the use and analysis of economic and demographic data for private and public applications. He is also an adjunct faculty member in the Sociology Department at the State University of New York at Albany and was formerly Chief Demographer of the State of New York and Director of the State Data Center. Bob has served on numerous state and federal statistical committees and was involved in the early days of the GIS Clearinghouse and GIS Coordinating Body. He is a past president of the Association of Public Data Users.