(@jeffrey.p.mchugh)

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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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(@cs0000)

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No 'Access-Control-Allow-Origin' header is present on the reques

Hi, I had a little app working until just two days ago, when I started receiving a CORS error: "No 'Access-Control-Allow-Origin' header is present on the requested resource". I tried adding the jsonp callback to no avail. I am able to access the generated url via the browser. What I am doing is generating state options for a select list. The offending function, getStateList(), can be seen at: https://github.com/Code-for-Miami/iam1of.us/blob/master/js/script.js#L97 ...more »

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(@william.a.rankin)

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API Working again

Everyone,

 

We identified that the problem was in a configuration that was accidentally released.

 

The API is once again working as before.

 

My apologies for any inconvenience this may have caused.

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(@ahecgreen)

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Social Trending App

I'd like to use census data to generate a US Population trending App that tracks birth and deaths by city, county, state and nationally by age, race, gender and community or neighborhood. This would be an app that can provide an overview of past trends, policies and their results from census data.

 

Submitted on 12/2/13 By

Charles E. Campbell, Founder & CEO

Whouter.com

http://www.Whouter.com

ahecgreen@live.com

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(@dgcatanzaro)

API Technical Discussions

API supporting multiple geography query

Hi All,

I have been working on my application and one of the things I would like to do is query the same variable on multiple geographies. For instance, get the total population at the Block Group, Tract, County, State, and Nation.

 

Right now, it is my understanding that this would represent five different calls to the API.

 

Can this be done in one call to the API ?

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Bugs / Problems

Not accessing Census 2010 SF1 block data correctly

Need help resolving access issue -- Having a problem accessing some housing items in Census 2010 SF1 at block level: this works: http://api.census.gov/data/2010/sf1?key=XXX&get=H0050001&for=block:1001&in=state:11+county:001+tract:004100 this does not work: http://api.census.gov/data/2010/sf1?key=XXX&get=H0010001&for=block:1001&in=state:11+county:001+tract:004100 (says item not known) So far as known all P table items ...more »

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idiosyncratic geographies

My specific request would be for api access to the statewide non-metropolitan geographic level (need the medians so I can't back into a value). However, I realize this has to be a pretty low priority for most api users. Do the developers have a goal of adding more of these types of geos or should I expect that I'll be going to factfinder for this type of request for years to come? (Extremely happy with the current ...more »

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(@censususer2014)

API Technical Discussions

ZCTA in ACS 2012

Hi,

I am having trouble accessing ZCTA-level in ACS 5-year released on December 17, 2013.

Here is an example query that works for 2011 but not for 2012.

Thanks!

 

http://api.census.gov/data/2011/acs5?get=B06010_001E&for=zip+code+tabulation+area:*&key=

 

http://api.census.gov/data/2012/acs5?get=B06010_001E&for=zip+code+tabulation+area:*&key=

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http API

Hello everyone. I am building an SMS server that will receive sms from mobile subscribers through a gateway in which I will be connecting to. This server will process these SMS which are basically requests and provide an automatic response through the same gateway. My problrms are as follows; How do I achieve this automation, i.e. How do I treat each request at a time and move to the next. The sms are submitted using ...more »

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Obtaining census tract numbers

Can I use this API to create an easy way for users on my website to get their census tract number without using a map? I simply want the users to input their residential address into text fields. Hopefully this API will spit out their 10 digit census tract number after input. I would prefer NOT to redirect applicants to a 3rd party site. I ultimately want to use the census tract number from the API to reconcile it with ...more »

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(@sterling)

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State Legislative Districts in ACS 2008-2012

When querying the ACS 2008-2012, the State Legislative Districts (at least for Utah) are labeled "2010" when using the API and "2012" when using the FactFinder. It looks like the raw summary file data also says 2010. Using the mapping function on FactFinder for estimates from the most recent 5 year ACS shows current State Legislative districts (effective Jan 1, 2013). This is congruent with what is listed on the first ...more »

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(@george.j.constance)

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Data Types

would like api access for my developer to obtain historical census data. I know Ancestry has access. But mot sure of this relationship. How can I determine what data and what years are available in digital format?

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