Census Bureau Recording GPS Coordinates to Your Front Door

About a week or so ago, I heard my doorbell ring.  A man was standing there who handed me a paper about the US Census 2010, and then left.

I thought this was odd, since the Census is a year away.  Here is what the paper says:

Your Answers Are Confidential

Your answers are confidential and protected by law. All US Censu Bureau employees have taken an oath and are subject to a jail term, a fine or both if they disclose ANY information that could identify your or your household.  Your answers will only be used for statistical purposes, and not other purpose.  As allowed by law, your census data becomes public after 72 years.  This informaiton can be used for family history and other types of historical research.
You are required by law to provide the information requested.  These federal laws are found in the United States Code, Title 13, (Sections 9, 141, 193, 214, and 221) and Title 44 (Section 2108).  Please visit our web site at www.census.gov/2010census and click on “Protecting Your Answers” to learn more about our privacy policy and data protection.


Thank you for your cooperation.  The Census Bureau appreciates your help.  (followed by the official information for census collectors and contact information)

That’s it.  Nothing about when the census will actually be taken.

Knowing that there has been talk about taking a “sampling” of the households and estimating the numbers, I found it interesting that the paper says we are required by law to provide the information.

A couple of days later, I received this email:

Following are two emails I received regarding the U.S. Census Bureau taking GPS coordinates of every front door in the U.S.
on 4/12/09 9:16 AM,

A new and very important story posted on my website:


Big Brother At Your Front Door:  Recording GPS Coordinates


on 4/16/09 9:47 PM, Jane at idahoeagleforum@mtida.net wrote:


Idaho Eagle Forum Message
I am sending this e-mail out to add to what I sent out a few days ago regarding the U.S. Census Bureau wanting an exact GPS location of everyone’s front door. These links below paint a very interesting picture of what is taking place this year. The 2010 census will be sent out next year but right now the census workers are moving across this nation with their GPS devices to your home. Notice below Michael Baker Corp.a defense contractor, Harris Corp. Communications, and the Law Enforcement Association Corp. Electronic Surveillance all so that the U.S. Census Bureau can get a good head count???

U.S. Census Bureau to have all front door locations GPS-ed
<http://www.census.gov/Press-Release/www/releases/archives/2010_census/013441.html >

Michael Baker Corp. received 10 millon dollars for the GPS project
<http://www.allbusiness.com/government/government-bodies-offices/7318129-1.html >



Michael Baker Corp. services to the Department of Homeland Security
<http://www.mbakercorp.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=category&sectionid=6&id=134&Itemid=355 >


ABOUT: Harris Corp. products
<http://www.harris.com/products-programs.html >

U.S. Census Bureau and electronic surveillance products for 2010 Census
Law Enforcement Associates Corp. awarded $5.7 million

Is it not contradictory to say that no information can be disclosed to identify you or your household, when exact GPS coordinates are gathered, along with your address?

This all makes me wonder how long it will be before we find out the real reason for the census bureau (which is now directly unde the white house) having the exact coordinates to everyone’s front door.  This does not bode well, America!

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