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Future plans/Roadmap

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Is there somewhere that documents the Bureau's future plans/roadmaps for its APIs?

We're getting ready to build a major project using the ACS and Population Estimate APIs, and it would be helpful to know if the bureau is committed to updating the API as new data are released.

For example, last Sept. it was great to see the 2012 ACS data added to the API as the numbers were released on FactFinder. Can we expect that... more »

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Demographic Profile Data

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The demographic profile data for the 113th congressional districts are great! :)

To make effective use of these data, the same scope of subject matter are needed minimally for each state and the U.S ... MSAs also needed. Resources may not be available to do this ... offering suggestions.

The ACS 2010 & 2011 5 year DP2...DP5 for tracts, places, counties, school districts, states & the U.S. are also requested additions... more »

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ACS 5yr 2011

If I get all of my queries for my database that I need working on the ACS 5yr 2010 API, will I be able to run the same query on Dec 6th by simply changing the 2010 in the URL to 2011?

For example, this query works now:
http://api.census.gov/data/2010/acs5?key={key}&get=B00001_001E&for=tract:*&in=state:41+county:005

On Dec 6th will it work if I submit this?:
http://api.census.gov/data/2011/acs5?key={key}&get=B00001_001E&for=tract:*&in=state:41+county:005... more »

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Scope of subject matter insufficient

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This is intended to be positive & helpful ... to Census: the scope of tables/items is insufficient to build "real" generalized applications. Too many key tables are missing (for typical users) and many of those included are relatively infrequently used. To make this "catch" with the broad developer community, the subject matter data needs expansion. For ACS 5 year data, consider first all of those tables that are... more »

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