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

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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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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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How to calculate Raster Area per Polygon?

In ArcMap, I have a raster file that contains 6 classes of landcover and a shapefile that is the census data (OA boundaries and their population). I want the area of each class in each OA? For ...
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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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Using American Fact Finder to download data for all block groups in a state at at time?

I am having issues using the advanced search on the American Fact Finder to download census block data for a whole state at a time. The best option that it gives me, when trying any route, is to ...
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Demographic Info within 3 miles of longitude and latitude

I want to get demographic information within three or five miles of a location given its longitude and latitude. The demographic info I am looking for include number of people, age distribution, ...
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Demographic Information of U.S. Census Blocks

I am struggling to find the blockwise (not blockgroup or tract) data like employment status, household income, commuting distance, list of place of interest, industry information. By using American ...
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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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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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Apportion Neighborhood Information to Census Tracts

I have a shapefile of census tracts and another shapefile of "neighborhoods" with values that I need to have joined to the census tracts. I know I need to apportion the area of the neighborhood ...
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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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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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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 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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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 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 ...
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How to match Census Block Groups from different decades to show percent change?

I know for Census Tracts and Blocks there are Relationship files, but what is the best way to match Census Block Groups from different decades to compare change?
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Population by Census Tract

I am looking to obtain count of population by census tract. The ideal output would be Census Tract 1919.01 Population = 7,435. Does anyone know of resources where I can get this information. I tried ...
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How to translate 1980 US Census Place Code to post 1990 Place FIPS?

US Census PLaces are coded differently pre-1990 and post-1990, after the introduction of FIPS Code. For instance, for Albertville, AL: Pre-1990 : Place Code - PLACEA : 0030 Post-1990: Place FIPS - ...
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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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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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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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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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Census Block GEOid2 conversion to Latitude Longitude

My question is similar to this question. I have two different data files. Data1.csv (4500 rows) GEOid GEOid2 Total Population Urban Rural ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Joining Tigerline Census Data 2010 and American FactFinder xls

I have a shapefile from TIGERLine data from the Census website, as well as a spreadsheet from the American FactFinder. I've edited the excel sheet to a 97-2003 workbook, and am now able to bring it ...
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Does anyone know what a geoid10 and its numbers mean?

I am doing home for my GIS class where we had to download census data from our county and to define what geoid10 and its numbers mean. I cannot find the definition anywhere.
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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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Census data 5-year estimate for the United States

I am looking to download demographic data 5-year estimate based on census tract for the whole United States. The census website has the information, however, it does not let me to select the whole ...
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All UK census geographies in one file irrespective of scale

Is it possible to get all UK census geographies in one file? For example, I am currently looking at a table of data titled Life satisfaction by country, region, unitary authority and county, April ...
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Automating calculation of Population Density in Census Tracts?

I am quite new to Python and I am attempting to practice by making a simple program with ArcGIS. I wanted to make a script that automated the calculation of population density of selected census ...
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How do I from convert from street level address to block/block group/census track?

I just downloaded block-level census data, using this answer Where to get 2010 Census Block data? It output a spreadsheet with a bunch of rows of the format GEO.id | GEO.id2 | ...
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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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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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How to find variable names for SF1 Census files

I'm trying to to read the 2010 Census data so that I can link some of my research data to geographic information. Ideally I would like to use census tract data and other covariates. I've downloaded ...
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USA MSA/City/County with SImplest Border in JSON

I deal with a lot of poloygon-related JSON representing US places regularly. One thing that could make reading JSON with my eyeballs easier is having a short list of US places whose borders have ...
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UK postcodes to census wards

I'm planning a project using counts of data aggregated by UK postcodes. I'd like to relate the counts to local small area census population data. Does anyone know is there lookup data available to ...
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Loading Tiger & ACS Data Into CartoDB

Does anyone have experience loading the pre-joined TIGER shape files and ACS 5 year data files by block group into CartoDB? I have downloaded the data from ...
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Finding a common area by a set of ID variables?

I am trying to find a way to find a way to get matches of areas based on multiple sets of ID variables. I am using state-county and state-puma as an example below, but I am wishing to do this for more ...
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Los Angeles Public Parking Lot Polygons?

So, I'm looking for some relevant data to incorporate into my map, and one of them is public parking polygons. Is there such a .shp file with these data?
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Help gathering large amounts block group data using factfinder2.census.gov? [duplicate]

I am using the Factfinder tool on the US census website to gather large amounts of data at the State, County and Tract level in the advanced search option. After selecting as many States,Counties, or ...