Census Bureau awards $500 million contract

The US Census Bureau has award a 6-year contract worth more than $500 million to Lockheed Martin for the 2010 Census Decennial Response Integration System (DRIS). They will also be working with IBM and several other companies. The press release didn’t go into too much detail, but it seems like the Census Bureau may be contracting most of the work for the next census, which would be a first.

You can read the article at GISuser.com

Associations/Groups – The Canadian Association Of Geographers

CGAThe Canadian Association of Geographers is the main professional organization for Geographers from the public and private sectors in Canada. They are active in disseminating geographic research and promoting geographic education. They have 14 study groups that focus on specific areas ranging from marine studies to diversity and 5 regional divisions. Annual membership includes 4 issues of The Canadian Geographer and 6 issues of the newsletter all for the first time member price of $84 and student price of $45 (all prices Canadian dollars).

The CAG holds an annual meeting in the late spring, apparently on the same dates, May 29 to June 2. The next meeting will be in Thunder Bay, Ontario. Check out the web page to find out more

The Canadian Association Of Geographers — The Canadian Geographer