Alabama 2017 Boundary and Annexation Survey (BAS) Workshop

The U.S. Census Bureau conducts the Boundary and Annexation Survey (BAS) annually to collect legal boundary information, government status, and names for American Indian areas, states, counties, minor civil divisions (MCD), and incorporated places.  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.

The Census Bureau is conducting a BAS workshop in Montgomery, Alabama on Wednesday, March 8, hosted by the Center for Leadership and Public Policy at Alabama State University. On Thursday, March 9, the Census Bureau will conduct a second BAS workshop in Birmingham, Alabama. The workshops will provide an overview of the 2020 Census Geographic Partnership Programs, the 2017 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. You are encouraged to bring your BAS materials to the workshop since there will be an opportunity for you to ask Census staff any questions you may have about your boundary information.

WHAT: 2017 BAS Workshops


Wednesday, March 8, 2017

Time: 9am – 1pm

Chamber of Commerce Small Business Resource Room

600 South Court Street

Montgomery, AL 36104

Parking: Free parking available on-site. 

Thursday, March 9, 2017

Time: 9am – 1pm

Innovation Depot

1500 1st Avenue North #31

Birmingham, AL 35203

Parking: Free parking available on-site. 

COST: Free


An agenda and other location specific information will be emailed to registered attendees a week prior to the workshop. Program flyers will also be available on-site. Feel free to bring a laptop with Geographic Update Partnership Software (GUPS) or another digital mapping software, or paper maps that you use to participate in BAS. 


Please RSVP by emailing your name, phone number, workshop location, and BAS participation method type to  with a generic subject of: RSVP to Alabama BAS Workshop by Wednesday, March 1, 2017. 


Advance Response information was emailed to the BAS contact in December. You may go to the BAS homepage to request 2017 BAS materials or report no boundary changes. Additional information about 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 1-301-763-1099. 

Thank you.