IS there any webservice or feature which will give me the city value for the passed coordinates. Currently, the FCC API returns FIPS Code for the coordinates, is there a way to send this FIPS code and get the city value back, any ideas, thoughts will be highly appreciated.
API keys are a barrier to entry, and are somewhat pointless for web apps where anyone can view source and grab a key
This is a request to simplify the school district API call structures to have only one replacing the three separate calls for unified, secondary and elementary. The school district codes are unique within state irrespective of the type (U, S, E). Most users are interested in a few districts by name/id, all districts in a state/region or all districts in the U.S. Also, just having the state+district code provides... more »
I am trying to make something for all block groups in a county and noticed that I have to make separate requests for each tract. A block group looks like: ?get=P0010001&for=block+group:*&in=state:2+county:170+tract:000101 but it would be nice if we could request: ?get=P0010001,GEOID&for=block+group:*&in=state:2+county:170 so without specifying the tract. The added GEOID (just like NAME) would make make each record unique.... more »
As a developer, I think an API to describe and search for SF1 variables will be very useful. Sample API: http://thedataweb.rm.census.gov/data/2010/sf1/desc/(parameters) Usages: 1. http://thedataweb.rm.census.gov/data/2010/sf1/desc/all returns a JSON array of all SF1 variables and their descriptions. 2. http://thedataweb.rm.census.gov/data/2010/sf1/desc/P0010001 returns information about P0010001 (its name, concept,... more »
Have reviewed access to the ACS 2011 data by school district. Looks good. Very much need the same for ACS 2010 and Census 2010 SF1 (particularly the single year of age by gender tables iterated by race/origin, but pretty much all of it).
Thanks to all of you who have been working to make the API resources available.
There is a limit of 50 variables in a GET. So, I can understand, sort of, the need to limit, but many of your tables have more than 50 cells. For example: [ACSSF, B04001, 0006, , 7, 109 CELLS, , FIRST ANCESTRY REPORTED, Ancestry], has 109 cells, and if I want to get Estimates plus Margin of Errors I need to get 218 variables. So, why not accept a table number parameter instead? It would make the calls much easier and... more »
I have used an XML reader to put the ACS variables into a tree structure. However, because the variables in the XML file are not in order (after the first level), it is not particularly easy to find the variable you want--particularly when there are over 60,000. Am I missing something?
Any chance of getting this through the API? I'm mashing up Census data with FEC campaign contribution data, and it would be really interesting to have access to attributes on education, income, etc. at the ZIP level.
I'm working on a project that would be greatly enhanced by offering the ability to query the database for the number of disabled individuals in a given area.
This data can be found by clicking through the census site, so I wonder why it's not available via the API?
I wish I didn't have to tell users they needed to do their own clicking on this, I'd much rather grab that data for them automatically.
Happy Friday! Part of the reason for our requesst that you participate in our testing period is to gather feedback on ways to increase the value of Census API service to you. I saw in another thread a mention of using SAIPE rather than ACS for Jan's app. It would be helpful to know which datasets are your highest priorities. Please respond here to suggest which datasets would be most valuable to you as we extend API... more »
Are there plans to write APIs for additional datasets that are currently available? We are looking to harvest PEPAGESEX data annually...thoughts?
It would be nice to be able to pass in an optional parameter like &coordinates=1 and have the latitude and longitude points of each result returned in a new variable. For example, a state (or block group, tract, etc) would have a coordinate field with the array of lat/lon points of the state outline. Yes it would be a larger amount of data being returned, but it's optional. To save size, the coordinates could be... more »
Can you add availability of Census 2010 SF1 block urban/rural data (urban/rural update); e.g. Table 2 has only items p0020001 and p0020006 populated?
I am working on a page drawing data from the 1990, 2000 and 2010 SF1 and noticed a lot of differences between them. Most importantly for me: - the variables that can be drawn from the Geographic header varies a lot, in 2010 only the Name, in 1990 and 2000 a whole slew of variables, including a very useful AREALAND, but NAME for one is missing in 1990 - in 2010 the list of available geographies is a lot longer than in... more »