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04-20-2010, 11:34 AM
<p><a href="http://www.myfloridacensus.gov/FloridaHouseCensusValidator.aspx"><img height="53" width="116" src="http://www.bing.com/community/cfs-file.ashx/__key/CommunityServer.Blogs.Components.WeblogFiles/maps.metablogapi/8358.Florida_5F00_0_5F00_6E3D38A0.jpg" align="right" alt="Florida_0" border="0" title="Florida_0" style="border-bottom: 0px; border-left: 0px; display: inline; margin-left: 0px; border-top: 0px; margin-right: 0px; border-right: 0px" /></a> The State of Florida has found an innovative way to map out their census results. Florida is using <a href="http://www.microsoft.com/maps">Bing Maps Platform</a> to visualize tons of information they&rsquo;re gathering as part of the national census taking place right now (fill out your census info!). The <a href="http://www.myfloridacensus.gov/FloridaHouseCensusValidator.aspx">Florida House Census Validator</a> is a (Bing) map-based Silverlight application drawing information such as counties; Congress, Senate and House districts; census tracts and blocks; but more importantly where Census information has been received and missed. </p>
<p><a href="http://www.myfloridacensus.gov/FloridaHouseCensusValidator.aspx"><img height="263" width="524" src="http://www.bing.com/community/cfs-file.ashx/__key/CommunityServer.Blogs.Components.WeblogFiles/maps.metablogapi/6303.Florida_5F00_1_5F00_7B3718B1.jpg" alt="Florida_1" border="0" title="Florida_1" style="border-bottom: 0px; border-left: 0px; display: inline; border-top: 0px; border-right: 0px" /></a> </p>
<p>The instructions on the <a href="http://www.myfloridacensus.gov/h_Instructions.htm">Florida Census Instructions page</a> provide a full description of how the application works and what people need to do to us it, so instead of copying all of it I <a href="http://www.myfloridacensus.gov/h_Instructions.htm">link you to it</a>. </p>
<p>CP &ndash; Follow me on Twitter @<a href="http://www.twitter.com/ChrisPendleton">ChrisPendleton</a></p><div style="clear:both;"></div><img src="http://www.bing.com/community/aggbug.aspx?PostID=9596565" width="1" height="1">

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