US Census Bureau Town Hall: December 5

Portrait of Deirdre Dalpiaz Bishop

Title: Advancing Geospatial Information Management for Sustainable Development
When: Tuesday, December 5, 2023 at 11:00 a.m. (CDT)
Location (in-person): 402 Walter Library
Online: Attend via Zoom

Deirdre Dalpiaz Bishop is chief of the Geography Division at the US Census Bureau, where she leads the development of a national geospatial database. This database of addresses, roads, and boundaries creates the foundation used to support the decennial census and ongoing surveys.  

Bishop will discuss how the Census is working to advance its Geographic Support Program, which incorporates a data science training program, use of artificial intelligence and machine learning to detect changes on the landscape, and the use of parcel data and building footprints to determine address attribution. Bishop will also share developments related to the United Nations Integrated Geospatial Information Framework and how countries are using this framework to advance their geospatial infrastructures and report progress related to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG). 

Bishop received her master's degree in public administration from New York University and her bachelor's degree in urban studies from Lehigh University. Bishop is the President of the US National Section of the Pan American Institute of Geography and History. She is Head of the United States Delegation for the United Nations Committee of Experts on Global Geospatial Information Management.