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How to decode the Variables?

I am looking at the examples of Request URL examples. I am wondering if the Variables follow any structure and if so were I can learn about it. In another words, can those variables be interpreted to what data is requested? If so, is there a document that describe it? Are the letters in the front has any significance/rules, and are the following digits follow any rules? P012D007, B02001_001E, PCT012A015 etc.... ...more »

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Community Profiles

We wanted to share our Community Profiles site. It was originally launched in Rhode Island. Our new design is also being rolled out in Pennsylvania. Site is designed to provide easy access to community data. The goal has been to combine Census API data with other community data! Current Version: http://profiles.provplan.org/ New (Beta) Version: http://pittsprofiles.provplan.org/ We looked to provide an easy way ...more »

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Lotus Notes Calendar needs to integrate with SharePoint.

SharePoint is gainig ground as the primary collaborative platform in the Bureau. For any collaborative team (Teamsites in SharePoint) a SharePoint Calendar is available but either not used or out of sync, or manually replicated with Notes Calendar. Can we live without a real integration to Notes Calendar for long?

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Point Context

http://grahamimac.com/pointcontext/

 

Paste any point data into Point Context, and it presents a heatmap and provides basic Census data on the average neighborhood for your points.

 

I originally tried to use the API but found that for larger datasets I had to make way too many API calls to get all the tract data I needed. So I downloaded and stored the Census data in my own database.

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Visualizing CFPB and Census Data

I am working on analyzing CFPB Consumer Complaint database with help from census data to better understand what type of financial products consumers are having trouble with. Census data helps break down what type of consumers are having what type of issues.

 

http://kevinohashi.com/03/06/2013/national-day-civic-hacking-exploring-consumer-financial-protection-bureau-data

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Visualizing CFPB and Census Data

I am working on analyzing CFPB Consumer Complaint database with help from census data to better understand what type of financial products consumers are having trouble with. Census data helps break down what type of consumers are having what type of issues.

 

http://kevinohashi.com/03/06/2013/national-day-civic-hacking-exploring-consumer-financial-protection-bureau-data

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Duplicate (and incorrect) "Female 85 years and older" variable

I'm examining a tract in NYC. I found two different codes (P0120026 and P0120049) whose label and concept match exactly: "label": "Female: !! 85 years and over", "concept": "P12. Sex By Age [49]" Furthermore, they return VASTLY different values. See queries below: http://api.census.gov/data/2010/sf1?key=[key]&get=P0120049,NAME&for=block:*&in=state:36+county:061+tract:004200 http://api.census.gov/data/2010/sf1?key=[key]&get=P0120026,NAME&for=block:*&in=state:36+county:061+tract:004200 ...more »

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Affordable Housing Market Data

AffordableHousingOnline.com provides affordable rental housing market data on every city and county in the U.S. For example, here is the affordable rental housing market page for Washington, DC: http://affordablehousingonline.com/housing-search/District-of-Columbia/Washington/ AHO's own proprietary database of Federally assisted housing is mashed up with Census place data to provide an innovative look into rental ...more »

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Census Data for Federal Grants

Many federal grants require applicants to supply Census data when responding to RFPs. Allow agencies to create a report template in AFF for applicants. This would allow for applicants to enter an address and get centroid data that was predefined by the agency. Applicants could downloaded the table in PDF form efficiently with all the available data the federal agency requires.

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Census Data for Federal Grants

Many federal grants require applicants to supply Census data when responding to RFPs. Allow agencies to create a report template in AFF for applicants. This would allow for applicants to enter an address and get centroid data that was predefined by the agency. Applicants could downloaded the table in PDF form efficiently with all the available data the federal agency requires.

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How to access state and metropolitan area data book?

Hi Team,

 

I would like to access the data(excel files) from the below location using any web service/file system.

 

http://www.census.gov/compendia/smadb/SMADBmetro.html

 

Can you please let me know if is is feasible? If so can you please share the details.

 

I'm looking for Housing Units and Building permits information

Thank you.

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In 1990 sf1, H0240001 should be a stored as a big integer

In the 1990 sf1 data call, H0240001 (Spec Own-occ HUs:Agg Value) is currently returned as a regular integer. However, all the state values are the same - 2,147,483,647, which is the max value that can be stored in a regular integer, indicating that the variable should be stored as a big integer.

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