||Center Of Population Project
In a project co-sponsored by NOAA's National Ocean Service (NOS), the
Census Bureau, and the American Congress on Surveying and Mapping (ACSM),
many states are in the process of officially monumenting their Year 2000
Center of Population by setting commemorative markers. Most
recently, Missouri, New Jersey and Washington have set and performed
GPS observations of their 2000 Census Center of Population monuments.
A number of states have now set such markers. In a cooperative effort,
the Census Bureau provides the location of the state population centers,
and NOS provides the guidelines for placement of the marker. ACSM coordinates
the monument setting and observation performed by state professional surveyors.
This is an excellent example of what collaboration between the private
sector and Federal, state and local governement surveying and mapping professionals
can achieve. It is expected that all state Center of Population sites will
be included in NOAA's National Spatial Reference System, which will allow
surveyors and others to utilize the markers. Click on the map below for information about a particular state's Center of Population.
Please contact Dave
Doyle for more information .
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