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.
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.
The app allows citizens to report potential crimes by snapping pictures and videos, which are shared instantly with local authorities and neighbors. Citizens... more »
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 »
Current Version: http://profiles.provplan.org/
New (Beta) Version: http://pittsprofiles.provplan.org/
We looked to provide an easy way... more »
Currently, we are getting tract-level data using codes from http://api.census.gov/data/2010/sf1/variables.json to get data.
For example, to find the white 65-year old males in a county's tracts, we make the API call:
However, when making the same call at a block... more »
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 »
Paste any point data into Point Context, and it presents a heatmap and provides basic Census data on the average neighborhood for your points.
I originally tried to use the API but found that for larger datasets I had to make way too many API calls to get all the tract data I needed. So I downloaded and stored the Census data in my own database.
'for' and 'in' are reserved words in JavasSript avoiding these words in the parameter names would probably be a good idea, same thing with 'get' which could cause confusion with the http verb.
A dashboard developed by the Nebraska Investment Finance to display all types of data, including census data!
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 »
In order to understand how crime or criminal elements are embedded within different communities, it may be useful to combine neighborhood crime data with ACS demographic and housing data. There are hotspots in most cities that could be objectively analyzed to reveal patterns which may be disrupted by governmental policy. That is, if the data clearly points to consistent reliable trends.
Many federal grants require applicants to supply Census data when responding to RFPs. Allow agencies to create a report template in AFF for applicants. This would allow for applicants to enter an address and get centroid data that was predefined by the agency. Applicants could downloaded the table in PDF form efficiently with all the available data the federal agency requires.