A procedure of systematically acquiring and recording information about all the members of a given population.

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Python problems with select by attributes and user input

I am attempting to create a tool where the user can input a census tract number within the city of Plano (there are 77 tracts) and it ultimately creates a map layout showing the population density. I ...
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How I relate Census Blocks to FIPS Division/Subdivisions

I need to be able to relate a Census Block to it's corresponding FIPS Division and Subdivision and I have not found any data file or reference to help me identify that relationship, can you help?
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Where can I find a shapefile of city boundaries in the US?

Where can I find a shapefile that contains boundaries for the major cities in the United States? I have tried the census website but could not find anything.
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Importing Census TIGER Shape Files to SQL Server 2012?

I've been doing my research on how to import shape files into Microsoft SQL Server 2012. and am still unable to figure out how to do it after hours of playing around with it. I'll document what I've ...
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Best place to download or purchase shapefiles for Louisiana Parish?

I am looking for shapefiles to either download or purchase for the BEAUREGARD Parish in Louisiana. I have been able to find files for the Townships and Sections but I am in desperate need of a ...
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BBox missing when converting TIGER to GeoJSON

I can't get the bounding boxes of polygons if TIGER/Line shape files when converting them to GeoJSON using FWTools. The other default information is present and there is no difference between the ...
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Bulk lookup of address census tract and block

Is there a free or cheap way to code a large number of addresses and return or append the census tract and block data? There are a number of ways to geocode an address and get the lat long, but I ...
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Simple Spatial Join of Point Feature to Polygon Target Feature Not So Simple (Source Files Included)

I have what should be a simple task to perform: join ~47K census blocks from the PL redistricting files with pop and racial data joined to Chicago Public Schools High School boundaries to get an ...
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Research study participant mapping and analysis - comparison of software

I am new to everything GIS. I have been researching different software but have found more questions than solutions. What I want to accomplish: I'm working on a research project with participants ...
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US Census API - data by census tract

Using the US Census Tract API I can search for the age population in different parts of the country http://api.census.gov/data/2010/sf1?key=[key]&get=PCT0120125&for=county:* returns list of ...
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How to specify relationships (foreign keys) in a spatially enabled database for census geography?

Lets use the Canadian census geography design as an example: In my experience, a spatially enabled database for census geography can be created in two ways: Each geography contains a foreign key ...
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Street block and Census Block

Study Area: Manhattan Software: ArcGIS 10.0 I'm measuring the street density using Street Network Grain size measure = Number of Street blocks per square mile. I have the NY street network but I do ...
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What meter resolution are US Census Block Shapes?

I'm creating a map layer that supports up to zoom level 14 and I want to know what resolution US Census blocks are? At zoom level 14 each pixel is approximately 16 meters. I am wondering if I can ...
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Best way to assign points to nearest roads in postgis?

I'm trying to implement a simplified type of dasymetric mapping for census data. I've downloaded the Census's American Community Survey individual-level data and randomly assigned every household to a ...
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India population by town: 1981, 1991, 2001, 2011

Trying to source population data for every village, town and city in India. I have been able to extract data for 2001 & 2011 from the census site, but am having a tough time finding a reliable ...
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How to map out commuting patterns by county?

I am looking to create a map that shows the commuting patterns in between counties. I am using data from Table 1 at this link. Obviously it will be formatted in a different way. Any ideas? Also, ...
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How does a newbie get household income data based on address to the block level?

I am beginning a research project and need to find a way to access the census data about household income. We need it at a closer level than by zip code since income varies a lot by zip code in our ...
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2010 Census Tiger County shp file with defined coastal land area

I am looking for a 2010 Census Tiger Shape file that hugs the coastline and doesn't include the ocean in county boundaries. I have a pre 2010 file that did this and I can't seem to find a 2010 ...
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Census Shapefiles Fit to Land

I'm looking for an oceans or coastlines shapefile that's a more detailed than what Natural Earth has to offer (1:10m). I'm working with 2000 Census county shapefiles, but it doesn't cut out lakes or ...
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Europe sub-national urban rates

Urban rate (the % of population living in urban areas) is a rather common demographic indicator, at nation-level resolution. I'm trying to locate sub-national urban rate data (NUTS level 2 to be ...
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Find all census tracts N miles from a lat, lon point

Using R, I'd like to find all census tracts within a given distance of a point (lon,lat). i.e. All census tracts within 20 miles of 34.0522, 118.2428 I have used the sp library and over command to ...
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US Census Data - An orderly means of deducting the area-weighted population of segments of incorporated places from the population of counties?

I'm working in ArcMap 10.1. Currently examining the segment of states with a geographical hierarchy of Counties, coextensive with state boundaries Within counties, unincorporated areas and ...
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Are US Census tracts GEOID the same across different years?

I want to know if it is appropriate to join tables from different years to the same census tracts TIGER file. Do all census tracts' ID stay the same? How would they change--adding new tracts, ...
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Ecuador Census Data

I am looking for Ecuador census data (digital GIS if possible) at the sub-parroquia (parish) level. The geographies and the tabular data would be great but at this point I am mostly in need of the ...
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Why do all rows go missing from File Geodatabase Feature Class to *.dbf conversion?

I tried to export a File Geodatabase Feature Class to a *.dbf table/shapefile, but there are no records inside. I believe there is no mistake in exporting--it is simple. The doubt is the file ...
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Missing Polygons when importing a previously exported shapefile using QGIS (mmqgis plugin) Geometry Export to CSV.

I've obtained the following file from the US Census Bureau. ftp://ftp2.census.gov/geo/tiger/TIGER2012/UNSD/tl_2012_42_unsd.zip I've been working with these files and have noticed some issues with ...
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How to partition a Census block shapefile according to towns in a separate shapefile?

I have a census block shapefile and I want to separate the data according to their towns or village. The towns/village is a separate shapefile. Any help is greatly appreciated. I am using ArcInfo ...
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Splitting a shapefile into many shapefiles with open source

I want to create a shapefile for each of the 72,000 census tracts in the United States that includes the census blocks in that tract using open source software. I will probably start with a state ...
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Making Tiles - Varying the Zoom Level by Population Density

I want to create map tiles for all of the United States at high zoom level (12 or 13). I am using TileMill and mapping census tracts (income). However, I only need the high zoom level for populated ...
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Census Demographic Data from DMA ID

How can I go about finding demographic data by DMA ID? Is there a data file I can download from somewhere that I can use to import into my web application?
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oil palm stand census algorithm

Anyone have experience in oil palm stand census using tree detection algorithm from satellite images in ArcGIS or QGIS? any references for usable algorithm? What is the accuracy? thanks for help.
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Congressional Redistricting

I have a project coming up where I need to create new congressional district looking at only total population data. I am planning on using the census tract level of data, but I am having some ...
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Identifying shapes in TIGERweb WMS SVG

I'm using the US Census WMS service describe here. Using code similar to that found in this example, but specifying a data format of "image/svg+xml", I've been able to get the TIGERweb WMS service to ...
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Specification for US Census GEOID?

I'm writing a program that needs to generate GEOID values from 2000 and 2010 Census data, to link the census data to TIGER/Line records. I'm starting with the state, county, region block, etc, values ...
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Where can I download free or open access census datasets for China, including their respective spatial boundaries? [duplicate]

I am interested in the equivalent of US Census Bureau open data and its relevant Tigerline spatial data, albeit for China. In Canada, we also have data released by Statistics Canada along with ...
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Which census geography boundaries do congressional districts preserve?

Tried searching for this information elsewhere and couldn't find a clear answer in the TIGER documentation, so I thought I'd turn to you good folks. Obviously, congressional districts can cut across ...
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Simplest way to make web maps with lots of shapes

I have some computed data about US Census blocks. I'd like to make a web map to display that data. I've searched around and found various tools, but I can't tell what is the simplest "lazy man's ...
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How to analyze census data and display on map (shape file) in ArcGIS

first time on this part of Stack Exchange world. I'm hoping you guys can give me an idea on how to start. I basically have all this shape files representing a country, states of that country or ...
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How Trusted is ZipInfo.com's data?

I'm not in GIS, and I'm working on a nutty redball express project that involves matching some zip+4 data to congressional districts for the upcoming 113th congress. We have found very few sources of ...
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PostGIS - area-weighted calculation on an intersection

I'm trying to learn postgis sql by performing some familiar operations from ArcGIS. Here, I want to perform an area-weighted calculation of certain populations on the intersection of a set of parcels ...
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What's the difference between US Census DMA and MMA?

DMA and MMA are commonly used to denote a large, metropolitan municipal entity. Is there a difference between the two? Is there a certified definition to these terms? Google is a bit inconclusive ...
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merging block group data that uses 2000 geography with 2010 geography

I would like to combine data sets from 2010 which use 2000 geography with 2011 data that use 2010 census geography. The data is from the contiguous US and is either at block or block group level. I am ...
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How to compare 2000 Census block group data with 2010 block group data?

I want to calculate the percent change for median household income in Los Angeles at the block group level from 2000 to 2010. Someone told me I have to reaggregate 2000 block data to 2010 block group ...
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How can I handle tables with 256+ variables?

I'm working with census data and downloaded several CSV files, each with with 600ish columns/variables. I'd like to store them all in a query-able database, but everything I've tried so far (MS ...
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Joining Census Data

I have collected census data for a county in Pennsylvania. Data varies from 1999-2010. For my data before 2010, a significant number of blocks do not match up (image below) when I join the data ...
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Is it possible for me to perform a map of New Mexico where deaf person lives in a county from the US Census database?

I would like to get some feedback from those who have been doing or perform on US Census. Map. My question here is there a way for me to get information on Deaf person living in New Mexico. Would US ...
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What is the SRID of census.gov shapfiles?

I downloaded the county files from: http://www.census.gov/cgi-bin/geo/shapefiles2011/main I cannot figure out what SRID to use with them. When I am trying to generate a class file from ./manage.py ...
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How to get 2010 Census Block Housing Unit Data for the entire US for 15-digit FIPS blocks [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Where can I find the finest granularity of 2010 US census population information? I'm working on a little data munging project and I need to find 2010 US Census data for ...
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Where can I find the finest granularity of 2010 US census population information?

I am writing a re-districting application where I want to be able to create US voting districts based on geographic coordinate population data. In a perfect world, I would have the population for each ...
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Looking for Cities population datasets for the state of Arizona

Looking for cities in Arizona especially I'd like to have them with that has population attributes. I've checked Arizona's geospatial websites and none of them I have found. Does anyone know where I ...