Last week, PolicyMap sat in on the inaugural meeting of the U.S. Census Bureau’s National Advisory Committee on Racial, Ethnic and Other Populations at the Census’ headquarters in Suitland, Maryland. Established earlier this month, the Committee is intended to help the Bureau think through strategies for improving counts for traditionally undercounted populations and provide advice […]
Every year, data users across the US converge on Washington to discuss the latest developments and innovations in public data at the Association of Public Data Users (APDU) Conference. Last week, PolicyMap sent a contingent to the 2012 gathering, where we learned about the developing role of Open Data and new resources in federal data […]
The big news last week was that the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that the individual mandate clause of the Affordable Care Act is constitutional.
Across the nation, we generally use the county as our primary administrative boundary. However, there are exceptions to this rule.