Tips and Documentation
For those of you fighting with the new CEDSCI website, you can access tables directly through URL “deep links.” I have found for simple tasks, like getting several tables for all counties in a state, this is faster than going through the web search and table filter.
via Mara Kaminowitz, GIS Coordinator, Baltimore Metropolitan Council
Posted on behalf of Census Bureau/ CLMSO and Census Bureau/ CEDSCI. This post discusses the website status as of March 17, 2020. More information will be coming.
We are so sorry you are having issues. In the majority of cases, the white screen or error message is an issue with the ASM security policy from the Census Bureau. We are working with TCO on this issue, but they are severely understaffed and we need their guidance to figure out next steps on how to implement changes in our code. We are working on getting this fixed, but we do not have a timetable other than it is an URGENT defect.
There are a few things people can do:
1. Use Chrome
2. Clear your cache
3. Enter the site through Advanced Search at data.census.gov/cedsci/advanced
4. Still not working or getting Error messages, send to email@example.com
If anyone has questions, issues or problems with data.census.gov, they are encouraged to contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Please pass this email on to your Stakeholder and Partners.
The CEDSCI and DUB Staff
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New from Minnesota Population Center IPUMS
Differentially Private Census Data
To help data users assess the impacts of differential privacy, the Census Bureau has released 2010 demonstration data products, which supply differentially private versions of 2010 data. To facilitate comparisons between the original and differentially private 2010 data, we provide both versions joined together in a simplified format through the links below.
Find it here: https://www.nhgis.org/differentially-private-2010-census-data
The steering committees of the Census Information Centers (CIC), Federal-State Cooperative for Population Estimates (FSCPE), and State Data Centers (SDC) transmitted a letter, on Nov. 27, 2019, to Census Director Dillingham. This letter outlines our questions and concerns regarding the Census Bureau’s move to a new Differential Privacy Disclosure Avoidance System (DAS).
The following is the Census Bureau’s response dated February 26, 2020:
The following is the Census Bureau’s response dated June 24, 2020:
When: Wed., December 4, 2:00 Eastern (11:00 Pacific). The webinar will be 90 minutes.
Presentation slidedecks are now available:
- Census implementing new disclosure avoidance methods with 2020 Census public data products (Beth Jarosz)
- Overview of Differential Privacy, effects on data accuracy, examples based on Census’s decennial demonstration data tables (David Van Riper)
- Proposed data products, what tables will be available (Jan Vink)
- How you can review the demonstration data tables now online (Beth and Jan)
- Suggested next steps, and opportunities for feedback (Todd Graham)
Presenters for this webinar are:
- Jan Vink, research specialist at Cornell Program on Applied Demographics
- Dave Van Riper, spatial analysis director at Univ of Minnesota Population Center
- Beth Jarsoz, demographer at Population Reference Bureau
- Todd Graham, principal demographer at Metropolitan Council of the Twin Cities.
Thanks to Jenn Shultz, Pennsylvania State Data Center for hosting this webinar meeting.