Monthly Archives: May 2011

“Designed Data” and “Organic Data”

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Written by: Director Robert Groves What’s the difference between “data” and “information?” We’re entering a world where data will be the cheapest commodity around, simply because the society has created systems that automatically track transactions of all sorts. For example, … Continue reading

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Addressing Concerns about 2010 Population Counts

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Written by: Director Robert Groves With the completion of each census, as local officials examine the just-delivered population counts, many are disappointed. They are totally focused on strengthening and building their communities, and many view the size of the population … Continue reading

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Off to Help Celebrate with the Village of Plato

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Written by: Director Robert Groves I’m off to help the people of Plato, Missouri, a small village in South Central Missouri, celebrate their being named the 2010 Center of Population. The center of the population as defined by the 2010 … Continue reading

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