On behalf of the South Big Data Hub Health & Environment communities, Bill Wheaton, Senior Geospatial Scientist, and Jay Rineer, Director, Geospatial Science and Technology program at RTI International, will describe the structure, content, and applications of a Synthetic Population of the U.S.
The Synthetic Population is a computer representation of each household and individual in the U.S. where household-level and person-level characteristics match census aggregated counts at the census block group level and locations of each synthetic household match high resolution population density estimates.
For more information contact:
William Wheaton firstname.lastname@example.org; Alan Blatecky - email@example.com
Bill Wheaton is a Senior Geospatial Scientist and former director of the Geospatial Science and Technology Program at RTI International. He has more than 30 years of experience applying geographic information systems (GIS) technology in environmental and social science research. Mr. Wheaton has led the development of several national synthetic population databases for the U.S. and a variety of other countries.
James (Jay) Rineer is the Director of RTI’s Geospatial Science & Technology program. He is a registered professional civil engineer with over 15 years of experience as a geographic information systems (GIS) application developer, water resources engineer, and project manager. He specializes in the design and development of Web-based, desktop, and mobile tools using a variety of GIS and database technologies, application frameworks, and libraries. Mr. Rineer serves as the project manager, architectural, or technical lead on a variety of key RTI projects for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), commercial clients, research projects, and commercialization efforts.