Summer 2007

The Newsletter of the Minnesota GIS/LIS Consortium

Table of Contents

MN GIS/LIS Consortium

2007 Conference
Silent Auction
From the Chair
Spring Workshops
Award Nominations
Scholarship Winners

Right of Way Maps Online
More Photos via WMS

Governor's Council
Applications FY08
Commendation Nominations


County GIS Association
Ramsey 2006 Orthos
Utility User Group

SSURGO update
Web Soil Survey v.2
2010 Census Tracts
2010 Census Address Update
Land Cover Website
Satellite Mission

Higher Education
U of M GIS Job Fair
St. Mary's Update

Other Places
Seamless Photos/Topos
WI GIS Coordination
City GIS Sites
Climate Change Risk
Projections Poster
European GPS Update
1507 Map of World


2010 Census Local Update of Census Addresses Program Update


In July 2007, the Census Bureau will mail out the Local Update of Census Addresses program (LUCA) invitation letters to every eligible tribal, state, county, city, and township government. These letters will formally invite governments to participate in the Census 2010 LUCA program and provide the forms for program registration.


Starting in late summer and continuing into fall, the Census Bureau will conduct a series of technical workshops throughout the state to provide participants with “hands-on” experience using the LUCA program materials. Self-training aids will be available to participants who are unable to attend the workshops. In addition, the 2010 Census Local Update of Census Addresses (LUCA) Program User’s Guide provides detailed instructions and examples for conducting the LUCA review.


Note: The Local Update of Census Addresses program, also known as LUCA, is a voluntary decennial census geographic partnership program that will allow the U.S. Census Bureau to benefit from local knowledge in developing its Master Address File for the 2010 Census and yearly ongoing household surveys. Tribal, state, and local governments can contribute to a complete enumeration of their community by reviewing and commenting on the list of housing units and group quarters addresses that the Census Bureau will use to deliver questionnaires within their community.

2010 Census LUCA Schedule

Time Frame


July 2007

Invitation letters and registration materials mailed to the highest elected official and other contacts in all active functioning governments.

July 2007 to January 2008

Invited governments register for LUCA and the Census Bureau ships the LUCA review materials to each participating government.

August 2007 to April 2008

LUCA participants review and update the address list and return their comments to the Census Bureau's Regional Office within 120 days of receipt of the materials.

April 2008 to October 2008

Census Bureau reviews the participant's LUCA submission and updates the Master Address File and the TIGER geographic database.

November 2008 to May 2009

Census Bureau prepares for and conducts the Address Canvassing Operation using global positioning system (GPS) equipped hand-held computers.

June 2009 to October 2009

LUCA participants receive feedback materials showing how the Census Bureau processed each government’s LUCA submissions.

September 2009 to December 2009

LUCA participants review their LUCA feedback and have the opportunity to appeal the results to the LUCA Appeals Office.

September 2009 to January 2010

LUCA Appeals Office reviews and adjudicates the appeals.


Additional information is available at our LUCA website at: or by contacting the Kansas City Regional Geography Staff at 866-511-LUCA or