There is still time to register for the New York State GIS Association’s upcoming webinar on May 17th, “Mapping Demographics data with some NYBBLES as a side,” hosted by Jan Vink, an Extension Associate at the Cornell Program on Applied Demographics.

Date: Thursday May 17th — Time: 12pm – 1pm

Register Here  It takes about 30 seconds and it is NO CHARGE!


Jan plans to present an analysis of Real Property data to get to a count of housing units in a Census Block and showing some examples of the use of Google’s API to create data-driven mapping applications. Some of these applications also use the Census Bureau’s APIs to retrieve the data.

Presenter Bio:

Jan Vink is an Extension Associate at the Cornell Program on Applied Demographics. His academic background is in Econometrics. Jan represents New York in the Federal-State Cooperatives on Population Estimates and Projections and fulfills a coordinating role within the New York State Data Center. Among his applied research interests is adding value to Census Bureau and other demographic related data through repackaging and the presentation of this data. This resulted in the publication of County data profiles and a data driven website where data points can easily be put in a temporal and spatial context.

Recently Jan was heavily involved in the analyses of Real Property data to enable the comparison of Real Property based counts of housing units in a Census Block and the count of residential addresses from the Census Address list. This comparison is very useful to target blocks within the 2020 LUCA program (Local Update Census Addresses), currently underway. The results of these analyses can be found in NYBBLES (New York Block Browser Luca Evaluation System). NYBBLES got the attention of some national press articles. Jan an Excellence in Innovation award from Cornell University.

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– Professional Development Committee, NYS GIS Association