(@william.a.rankin)

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High Risk/Vulnerable Individuals

To help local governments better plan for disaster recovery for their residents, it would helpful to know which areas contained high risk/vulnerable individuals. These individuals might include the elderly, small children, disabled individuals, those who are language isolated, and those who do not have access to a vehicle. Creation of heat maps, or other visualizations of these populations can help emergency management ...more »

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(@william.a.rankin)

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High Risk/Vulnerable Individuals

To help local governments better plan for disaster recovery for their residents, it would helpful to know which areas contained high risk/vulnerable individuals. These individuals might include the elderly, small children, disabled individuals, those who are language isolated, and those who do not have access to a vehicle. Creation of heat maps, or other visualizations of these populations can help emergency management ...more »

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(@janvink)

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Poverty map by age and sex

http://pad.human.cornell.edu/Unlisted/uncertaintymap_fullinfo_api_B17001.cfm

 

I had already created a thematic map application that gave information about the uncertainty surrounding ACS estimates (move your mouse over the counties). This website generates the map using API data requests. A future expansion will include parsing the variables XML file.

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(@janvink)

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Poverty map by age and sex

http://pad.human.cornell.edu/Unlisted/uncertaintymap_fullinfo_api_B17001.cfm

 

I had already created a thematic map application that gave information about the uncertainty surrounding ACS estimates (move your mouse over the counties). This website generates the map using API data requests. A future expansion will include parsing the variables XML file.

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(@karl.nicholas)

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List of all Legislature District "names"

I need a list of all the states' legislature's district names. I will use this list as the definitive list of district names that data is mapped to. I tried to use the " Census Name Lookup Tables" found here: https://www.census.gov/geo/maps-data/data/nlt.html but there are many district names that don't map properly to the district names returned by the 2012-5yr-ACS API. So, for example, if I submit the query: http://api.census.gov/data/2012/acs5?get=B19301_001E&for=state+legislative+district+(lower+chamber):*&in=state:50 ...more »

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(@percyd)

Bugs / Problems

more than four variables?

I can't seem to get more than four variables to return. When I run this query: http://api.census.gov/data/2010/acs5?key={key}&get=B08101_017E,B08101_017M,B08101_025E,B08101_025M,B08101_033E,B08101_033M,B08101_041E,B08101_041M&for=tract:*&in=state:41+county:005 I get an error like this: error: error: unknown variable 'B08101_033E,B08101_033M,B08101_041E,B08101_041M' When I run the query with only the first four variables ...more »

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(@percyd)

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more than four variables?

I can't seem to get more than four variables to return. When I run this query: http://api.census.gov/data/2010/acs5?key={key}&get=B08101_017E,B08101_017M,B08101_025E,B08101_025M,B08101_033E,B08101_033M,B08101_041E,B08101_041M&for=tract:*&in=state:41+county:005 I get an error like this: error: error: unknown variable 'B08101_033E,B08101_033M,B08101_041E,B08101_041M' When I run the query with only the first four variables ...more »

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(@alanj0)

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ACS Choropleth Maps

http://acsmapper.appspot.com/D3 Given the dearth of other live examples, I felt like I should post something, though I haven't been able to do a lot of necessary cleanup and polish. It was nice to be able to pull something like this together with just a few hours of work via the Census API, though. For a given ACS sub-table (anything with an _002E or higher suffix), I'm calling the data for all US counties and dividing ...more »

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(@alanj0)

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ACS Choropleth Maps

http://acsmapper.appspot.com/D3 Given the dearth of other live examples, I felt like I should post something, though I haven't been able to do a lot of necessary cleanup and polish. It was nice to be able to pull something like this together with just a few hours of work via the Census API, though. For a given ACS sub-table (anything with an _002E or higher suffix), I'm calling the data for all US counties and dividing ...more »

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(@percyd)

General Feedback

ACS 5yr 2011

If I get all of my queries for my database that I need working on the ACS 5yr 2010 API, will I be able to run the same query on Dec 6th by simply changing the 2010 in the URL to 2011? For example, this query works now: http://api.census.gov/data/2010/acs5?key={key}&get=B00001_001E&for=tract:*&in=state:41+county:005 On Dec 6th will it work if I submit this?: http://api.census.gov/data/2011/acs5?key={key}&get=B00001_001E&for=tract:*&in=state:41+county:005 ...more »

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(@logan.t.powell)

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Facebook Places / Foursquare + ACS 5-yr Mashup

A fun app that imports a users foursquare / facebook places, mashes them up with ACS data to give the user a demographic profile of the places they frequent. Maybe add some social factors to show wherein the socio-economic spectrum they seem to identify. Maybe turn it into a geocaching app that helps users identify other places that they might 'like'. Like a pandora of locations. The location genome project XD ...more »

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(@logan.t.powell)

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Facebook Places / Foursquare + ACS 5-yr Mashup

A fun app that imports a users foursquare / facebook places, mashes them up with ACS data to give the user a demographic profile of the places they frequent. Maybe add some social factors to show wherein the socio-economic spectrum they seem to identify. Maybe turn it into a geocaching app that helps users identify other places that they might 'like'. Like a pandora of locations. The location genome project XD ...more »

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(@logan.t.powell)

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American Community Finder / Builder

Filter local meetups by various variables within the ACS 5-year data down to the block-group (enabled by zooming into the geographic area). By mashing these two APIs (http://www.meetup.com/meetup_api/, http://www.census.gov/developers/data/) together, community builders can identify groups and leadership/influencers that exist within areas of interest. Hopefully enabling a sort of distributed knowledge management system. ...more »

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(@logan.t.powell)

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American Community Finder / Builder

Filter local meetups by various variables within the ACS 5-year data down to the block-group (enabled by zooming into the geographic area). By mashing these two APIs (http://www.meetup.com/meetup_api/, http://www.census.gov/developers/data/) together, community builders can identify groups and leadership/influencers that exist within areas of interest. Hopefully enabling a sort of distributed knowledge management system. ...more »

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(@loganjohnson)

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Pocket Census

iOS app which streamlines the ACS API querying process. Easily search and view numerical and graphical representation of the results. Available now on the App Store.

 

Created by HexPath LLC (www.hexpath.com)

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