Campaign: Application Ideas

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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Campaign: Application Showcase

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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Campaign: API Technical Discussions

Ignore unknown paramaters

the api should simply ignore any parameter it doesn't understand instead of throwing an error. For example jquery will append _=randomNumber to prevent caching of jsonp by the browser. This feature breaks that.

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Campaign: API Technical Discussions

Ignore unknown paramaters

the api should simply ignore any parameter it doesn't understand instead of throwing an error. For example jquery will append _=randomNumber to prevent caching of jsonp by the browser. This feature breaks that.

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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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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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Campaign: Bugs / Problems

Not receiving any email in response to api key request

Over the last two days, I submitted a request for an Census API key at

http://www.census.gov/developers/tos/key_request.html

 

The website says to expect an email after a few minutes, but I've never received any email about how to activate an API key. (Yes, I've checked my spam folder.)

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Not receiving any email in response to api key request

Over the last two days, I submitted a request for an Census API key at

http://www.census.gov/developers/tos/key_request.html

 

The website says to expect an email after a few minutes, but I've never received any email about how to activate an API key. (Yes, I've checked my spam folder.)

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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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Campaign: Bugs / Problems

Duplicate (and incorrect) "Female 85 years and older" variable

I'm examining a tract in NYC. I found two different codes (P0120026 and P0120049) whose label and concept match exactly: "label": "Female: !! 85 years and over", "concept": "P12. Sex By Age [49]" Furthermore, they return VASTLY different values. See queries below: http://api.census.gov/data/2010/sf1?key=[key]&get=P0120049,NAME&for=block:*&in=state:36+county:061+tract:004200 http://api.census.gov/data/2010/sf1?key=[key]&get=P0120026,NAME&for=block:*&in=state:36+county:061+tract:004200 ...more »

Submitted by (@elizabeth.duncan)

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