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Fred Zahradnik

US Census GPS in Neighborhoods Now

By April 6, 2009

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Harris Census GPSThe US Census Bureau is required to assess thenation's population and demographicsevery 10 years, and the next census will take place in 2010. In preparation for the census, 140,000address canvassers or "listers" have begun fanning outacross their assigned regions to update and verify addresses.The listers verify existing addresses, add new addresses, and document dwellings that might include multiple residents.This year, for the first time, canvassers are equipped with a handheld computer that includes built-in GPS. The GPS (shown in photo)was custom-designed for the census by the Harris Company, and built by HTC. Originally intended forthe main census, it appears that use of the handheld computer/GPS will be limitedonly to this year's listing phase, due to training and technical constraints. Image Harris Co.
Comments
April 30, 2009 at 5:05 pm
(1) persis coleman says:

As a lister, I’ve had many frustrations with the HHC. The GPS is so slow that it can’t catch up with my walking, thus many map spot errors. For 24 hours computer wouldn’t transmit. Clock set to incorrect time (no, I did not let HHC battery drain.) No explanation from Help. Finally got to reset.

May 2, 2009 at 6:24 pm
(2) Coleman Persistant says:

Sounds like it’s working perfectly well…to protect our privacy!

May 3, 2009 at 5:39 am
(3) Titus Asbury says:

It si another way for the Government to spy on us. To know exactly where we are at all times for when they order the assaination of thoes THEY deem “hostile.” Terrorist are going to love this. They can find the leaders faster. Don’t think the information is secret it isn’t.

May 14, 2009 at 9:06 am
(4) Titus Asbury says:

They say the GPS information is simply for letting the Census Bureau know the location of each home for the Census and it will “Never” be given to or used by any other organization. I don’t know about yours but my Social Security Card says “Not to be Used for Identification” blows that theory doesn’t it.

May 19, 2009 at 8:27 am
(5) keep your guns says:

There are only two reasons for this,first,it allows the government to spy on any individuals home from a satellite.
The other reason would allow efficient military roundups(foreign or domestic) of Americans even if there were no street signs or wall numbers to navigate by.
Sympathetic Americans may attempt to destroy signs in order to stymie this event(Europeans did this in WW2 with good effect.
Only a fool would believe that this info will be used to “help Americans”

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