BAS Workshop Announced

U.S. Census Bureau, Arkansas Geographic Information Office and the Arkansas GIS Users Forum announce boundary training workshop coming to Arkansas

The U.S. Census Bureau conducts the Boundary and Annexation Survey (BAS) annually to collect legal boundary information, government status, and names for incorporated places, minor civil divisions (MCD), counties, states, and American Indian areas.  The Census Bureau uses the boundary information collected in the BAS to tabulate population data for the decennial and economic censuses as well as annual estimates and surveys such as the Population Estimates Program and the American Community Survey.

In preparation for the 2013 Boundary and Annexation Survey (BAS), the Census Bureau is conducting BAS workshops in select cities including Little Rock. The workshop will provide an overview of the 2013 BAS, an explanation of geographic concepts and boundaries used by the Census Bureau, and demonstrations for creating a digital and paper response for completing the BAS.

WHAT: 2013 BAS Workshops


Please refer to the list of BAS workshops at:

COST: Free

LUNCH: Lunch provided onsite jointly sponsored by Arkansas GIS Users Forum and the Arkansas Geographic Information Office.


An agenda and other location specific information will be emailed to registered attendees at least a week prior to the workshop.


You may register for BAS workshop online at:


The Annual Response notification ( was sent to each BAS contact in December. If you need to access the Annual Response Form please use username = bas; password = basforms.

If you have not already replied to Annual Response, you may request 2013 BAS materials or report no boundary changes at Additional information on the BAS and the upcoming workshops can be found on the BAS homepage at:

If you have any questions about the BAS or the upcoming workshops, please contact the BAS team at or by phone at: 1-800-972-5651.