Campaign: General Feedback

education attainment

While there are thousands of individual ACS variables in the ACS data variable list (XML file), I could not find the basic Educational Attainment variables (I did find earnings by educational attainment)...Are they there and I am just not finding them?

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Campaign: API Technical Discussions

Ignore unknown paramaters

the api should simply ignore any parameter it doesn't understand instead of throwing an error. For example jquery will append _=randomNumber to prevent caching of jsonp by the browser. This feature breaks that.

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Campaign: Application Showcase

Census Visual Data Explorer

The application that we made in Boston for the national day of civic hacking http://calvinmetcalf.github.io/CodeForBoston-Census/

 

edit:

I through together a version hosted on Openshift that allows deep linking to specific views.

http://data-otp.rhcloud.com/

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Campaign: Application Ideas

Tell Me About this Area

This app uses the American Community Survey data to provide users with a quick overview of the demographics, social, economic, and housing statistics of the geographic area that a user is passing through. The application uses a mobile phone’s GPS to determine the user’s geographic location and displays data based on the location. The application would display facts about the community from the Community Facts pages ...more »

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Campaign: API Technical Discussions

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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Campaign: Feature Requests

Remove the API Key Requirement

API keys are a barrier to entry, and are somewhat pointless for web apps where anyone can view source and grab a key

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Campaign: Application Showcase

acs package in R

Working with the Puget Sound Regional Council, I've modified my acs package for R to allow users to download data directly from the Census ACS API. See http://eglenn.scripts.mit.edu/citystate/2013/02/major-improvements-to-acs-r-sneak-peak-at-version-1-0/ for more info and user guide. Features and improvements include: * The package is now capable of downloading data directly from the new Census American Community ...more »

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Campaign: General Feedback

New datasets and other feedback

Thanks to everyone for your use of our API service. To help us as we move forward, please provide any feedback you have, for example Census Bureau datasets would you like to see added, suggestions for needed documentation, or other comments.

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Campaign: Application Showcase

CensusConnect

Hey All,

 

just wanted show off my usage of the Census API.. I am using the census data to show off surrounding block census data around each address on real estate listings. Pretty cool. Thanks for Census Developer API for doing such a great job to make this possible. Check it out:

 

http://www.census-connect.com

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Campaign: API Technical Discussions

get the number of register voters per county

Hello I am new to getting data from the Census. Could use some help. I have now all the states register voters. Now I need to pull register voters for all US counties for an app I am building

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Census API + FEC campaign contribution data

This is just something I wanted to be able to visualize for my own entertainment/enlightenment... but I think it turned out pretty well. Still working on showing the time series of contributions in a given ZIP.

 

http://almanackery.com/ZIPfunding.html

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Campaign: Bugs / Problems

"Get" argument for API call: is there a length limitation?

I have an API request where the get argument that works is "P0030001,P0030002,P0030003,P0030004". However, I wanted to get all available names in that concept, which in total is a list of 8 elements "P0030001,P0030002,P0030003,...P0030008".

 

This request fails with error "unknown variable 'P0030005,P0030006,P0030007,P0030008"

 

Is there a limit on the length for the GET argument?

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