(@aterrell)

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"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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(@aterrell)

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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Fields Missing from API

I can't find the following fields in the SF1 API:

 

P0020002 Total Urban Persons

P0020003 Total Rural Persons

 

Are only a subset of fields availible through this API?

Also it appears that I can only request up to 5 fields (seperated by commas) through the URL string. Is there a way to query more?

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geographic boundaries

First of all I want to thank you all at the Census for your brilliant effort in providing a usable API. I think the documentation needs to be improved, though, with more examples of string requests and possible use of wild cards, if any. I am currently working on a web application where I want the user to visualize demographic indicators within a certain distance from a specific/user-picked LatLong (for instance total ...more »

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geographic boundaries

First of all I want to thank you all at the Census for your brilliant effort in providing a usable API. I think the documentation needs to be improved, though, with more examples of string requests and possible use of wild cards, if any. I am currently working on a web application where I want the user to visualize demographic indicators within a certain distance from a specific/user-picked LatLong (for instance total ...more »

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(@eglenn)

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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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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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Statistics by Zip Code

I'm doing a project where I require census statistics by Zip Code. I want to look at correlations between several different factors. I have addresses and zip codes.

 

To pull in data by zip code what would my API call look like.

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Statistics by Zip Code

I'm doing a project where I require census statistics by Zip Code. I want to look at correlations between several different factors. I have addresses and zip codes.

 

To pull in data by zip code what would my API call look like.

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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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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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JSONP Callback

The jsonp callback should be 'callback' not 'jsonp' there is no reason you can't have both, but almost every single site that uses jsonp uses callback as the parameter, using something weird prevents people from easily making apps.

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