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

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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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Choosing intervals for a map of race in the United States

I'm creating an open map layer of race in the United States using Census Data. This layer will be publicly available in the near future as "Justice Map". The goal is to help others create maps using ...
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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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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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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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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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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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Japan Data: Postcode/Census

Hi I'm primarily looking for a GIS data source for postal codes in Japan as well as census data for different scales of geography. Has anyone found a good source of these data sets that is in ...
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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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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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Source for all census tables available at each census geography/summary level

I'm familiar with using factfinder2 and generally know my way around census products. But one thing that I've never found is a document that has all the tables from major census products like the ...
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Faster way than Spatial Join to join field from attribute table to address table?

I have a table of addresses for every state in the nation. I just recently finished doing spatial joins and adding in census block/tract data per state. I have a national shapefile of ...
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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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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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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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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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Downloading multiple files from TIGER FTP site

Hello everyone! I've been downloading TIGER data per county from the FTP site one at a time, with some states having hundreds of files. I was curious if there was a faster way to download maybe all ...
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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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How to write unique ID(s) of polygons in layer A intersecting polygons in layer B to field in layer B?

I'm working in ArcGIS 10.1. Suppose that I have two polygon layers, A and B. Polygons in layer B can have one of a few relationships to those in layer A: They may be completely contained by ...
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ArcMap Geoprocessing Operation to create a layer with incorporated places and, separately, surrounding unincorporated portion of a county?

I am working with TIGER FILES, attempting to use the update (analysis) operation in ArcMap 10.1. The files I'm using are counties, and the incorporated (non-CDP) segment of the places file. I'm ...
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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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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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How to calculate weighted mean coordinates within polygons?

I'm using QGIS 1.8 on OSX 10.8.3. I have a polygon shapefile of all of the US state legislative districts. I also have a layer of points that are centroids of US Census Tracts, with a field for the ...
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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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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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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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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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Is pre-1990 historical block-level census data available online?

I'm looking for historical block-level data for Chicago. According to this Census bureau document, historical block-level census data exists for major cities going back to 1960, and even back to ...
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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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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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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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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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1990 US Census Block Boundary File?

Does anyone here know of a source from which 1990 Census Block polygons can be downloaded? For Illinois, specifically, if not for the entire country? The Census Bureau has "no plans to create Block ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...
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How to get city data only and not county?

Most of the data I've come across only comes in state/county/block group/block format. However, I'd like to pare down the shapefile to only observe the block groups within a city, not the county of ...
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Level of data available on FactFinder

I am trying to find data at the block level or even block group level for the SF1 files and ACS 2010 or 2009. Just recently, two months ago, I was able to get this data but for some reason I am now ...
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How to get 2010 Census Block Data on Race and Age?

I'm interested in observing racial segregation in public & charter elementary schools in San Diego city (not county). I believe the best way to analyze this would be at the block level and have ...