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 »
This app provides entrepreneurs granular data to help them choose the location for a new business based on local population characteristics and existing businesses. In its first iteration, Startup will provide results based on a limited set of location-based criteria: • Number of related businesses per capita • Population • Median income Startup asks the user to enter a zip code, and to choose a business from a list ...more »
This app uses Census Foreign Trade data to provide users with a quick and easy tool to perform export market research. The application uses official U.S. export statistics to calculate the current unit price of selected U.S. exported commodities to foreign markets. The application gives exporters a valuable tool to help determine price points for entering their goods into new markets and to see global pricing trends. ...more »
We have published a very successful mobile application of economic indicators. Now help us take this app to the next level. What other indicators or mashups are possible to deliver timely information or services? How can we build upon this app to be a foundation for deriving valuable insights through big data and analytics?
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 »
ACS data produces estimates on traffic, car ownership and mass transit use. Create an App that can be used my city officials to determine how many vehicles would be needed to evacuate those with out cars.
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 »
The Census Fact Finder Widget would be a code copy and paste sortable HTML table / choropleth map that would pull data from the Census via a query similar to that found inside the AFF web application. This application would allow sites like the SBA.gov add map / table projections to their pages based on various industries and help local entrepreneurs find out about the existing industry landscape and demographics in very ...more »
This practical App harnesses the power of Census data and other real-time data to increase every citizen’s Quality of Life. The application uses historical crime and safety data, along with real-time crime alerts to warn local citizens of a nearby crime-in-progress. The app allows citizens to report potential crimes by snapping pictures and videos, which are shared instantly with local authorities and neighbors. Citizens ...more »
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 »
The general population is familiar with ZIP codes, county and state boundaries. However, the Census also offers statistics in other useful geographies (e.g., NECTA, County Subdivisin, Tract, etc). But, understanding the hierarchy of Census geographic entities is not intuitive. The Census produced a diagram explaining the levels geography (http://www.census.gov/geo/reference/pdfs/geodiagram.pdf) but more can be done. ...more »
If I recall correctly, for a lot of our surveys we have field representatives go visit various places to see if there is a housing unit there, in order to keep our survey frames up to date. Perhaps we could have normal people collect the same information by playing a game that has them visit various places and report what they see. This data could then be used to double-check what the field representatives report. ...more »