(@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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(@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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(@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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(@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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(@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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(@vickimack)

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Combining ACS Data with Crime Data

In order to understand how crime or criminal elements are embedded within different communities, it may be useful to combine neighborhood crime data with ACS demographic and housing data. There are hotspots in most cities that could be objectively analyzed to reveal patterns which may be disrupted by governmental policy. That is, if the data clearly points to consistent reliable trends.

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(@vickimack)

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Combining ACS Data with Crime Data

In order to understand how crime or criminal elements are embedded within different communities, it may be useful to combine neighborhood crime data with ACS demographic and housing data. There are hotspots in most cities that could be objectively analyzed to reveal patterns which may be disrupted by governmental policy. That is, if the data clearly points to consistent reliable trends.

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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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How to know what ACS table/field corr to Census 2010

I have a tool (geocoding, etc) that uses Census 2010 data and it puts out a report with '% Minority" and "Total Housing Units" -- how do I know what Census table originates this data ? And : What the corresponding table/field is in ACS ?

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(@lilybradley)

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Improving API documentation

Example of easier to follow API documentation: http://developer.usatoday.com/docs/read/Census Versus no coded variable definitions on the page: https://www.census.gov/developers/data/ All the needed content is in this presentation, but it was not intuitive to click on it since it refers to a specific event: https://www.census.gov/developers/NDoCH_Support_Slides.pdf Maybe rename it "ACS API Handbook"? Great great ...more »

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