Are there plans to make economic data available through the API? It seems that most of the API focuses on location based demographic data but I am sure something like NAICS level data would be quite popular. Is this available somewhere else that I am not aware of? I have only seen http://www.census.gov/developers/
This tool is available in the AFF table view options, would a similar tool for comparing maps displaying data be a benefit for the community?
For local governments that are lacking expertise or resources, is there an option to provide an API to link to their website for visual and textual display?
A liter is 0.264172 gallons. A bit is .125 bytes. Knowing these conversions helps us move between measurements. How about an app that approximately converts geography? A CBSA is equal to a county? I understand converting political to tabulation geographies may be difficult, but anything would help.
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 »
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 »
I particularly like how they use the travel time API to show how many of a thing are withint a 20 minute walk of your location. This could be used to identify access to all sorts of public goods besides restaurants.
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.
The app breaks the population in three age groups:
Working age adults (18-64 or 25-64)
Young adults (15-24 year olds)
Children (Under 18)
For working-age adults, factors such as education and language ability may limit work opportunities. Child-care for single... 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?
I know the Bureau has put out some interesting projects to enhance readability of data. I was wondering if some form of advanced tool-tip mapping could be done on mouse-over. Obviously mouse-over is common but I also know that "within a circle of... more »
Mash up ACS demographic characteristics with business data from County Business Patterns for key services to determine underserved areas. Like this: http://www2.census.gov/geo/maps/special/CBP2009/CBP2009_PeoplePerDocOffice.pdf