(@david.g.johnson)

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Economic data through the API

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/

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(@logan.t.powell)

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Fact Finder Widget

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 »

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Geography Converter

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.

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Interactive Hierarchy of Census Geographic Entities

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 »

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(@charles.a.bee)

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Map-based game to collect survey information

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 »

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(@tiffanyjulian)

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Unemployment risk factors

The idea behind this app is to identify areas of high unemployment in relationship to risk factors that might perpetuate long-term economic hardships.

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 »

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(@vivek.k.gore)

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Home Health Care for the elderly

Home Health Care has become very critical as life expectancy has gone up. There are many more elderly people who need home health care services today than in the past. My idea is to mash up Census demographic data with data from data.gov (such as https://data.medicare.gov/Home-Health-Compare/Home-Health-Care-Facilities/6jpm-sxkc) to show (relative) availability of home health services in areas with large concentration... more »

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(@avi.bender1)

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America's Economy App as an Innovation Platform

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?

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(@scott.gilkeson)

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Neighborhood characterizer

Using Census and other data (crime statistics, etc.), outline neighborhoods that have coherent and unusual characteristics. The idea is to find areas that stand out because they are different from surrounding areas (probably at tract level). For example, you could identify a Hispanic neighborhood, or a poor neighborhood, or an area with very high housing density or lots of elderly. For the disaster recovery planner, this... more »

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Interactive Data Aggregation Paradigm

This isn't a specific what but more of a "how" and I'm not going to suggest how it could be addressed nor do I know if it has already been suggested, addressed, or used.

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 »

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