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

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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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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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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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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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ST_Intersection between MultiPolygon tables leads to gaps, missing intersections

I am trying to intersect two MultiPolygon tables, which are in the same UTM projection, and calculate the area of their intersections. I am getting some surprising results when I examine the ...
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Combining Raster and Vector data

I've created a Watershed raster data set (using the Watershed Tool) for a certain area. Within that watershed raster, there are 8 basins that appear I'm trying add the total population to each of ...
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Statistical bias arising out of only comparing US census block groups that have not changed (been split) over time?

Census Block Group ("CBG") study areas are notorious for changing over time. Even from 2009 to 2013, about 10-25% of the CBG's in South Carolina have not remained consistent over that time. Seeing ...
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How to clip Census tract shapefiles to the boundaries of City Council shapefiles

Before I ask my question, I want to say upfront that I am woefully inexperienced with coding as well as GIS, which is part of the reason why I'm here. I am currently working on a project where I am ...
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Does anyone have a Morocco shapefile that includes Western Sahara at the Provincial level?

The 2004 Moroccan census data is available at hcp.ma. I was wondering if anyone had a Moroccan shapefile at the provincial level or commune level that matched the data available on the census and ...
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FIPS Crosswalk for Census Places

Where can I find a comprehensive crosswalk for FIPS codes at the Place level? I need to match Census Places from different data sets spanning the period 1980-2010, where each data set is using FIPS ...
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Looking for a source of data for these specific United States Demographics for People and Businesses

Sorry for if I come across ignorant. I usually hangout over at StackOverflow. I'm a developer and a client has specific demographics needs that I'm not sure where to get. I looked at some Census data ...
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QGIS join by location not returning for features

I have eight contours/features in one shapefile (contour.shp) that i want to find the number of population within each contour, this is in another shp. I am using join attributes by location to do ...
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Finding census block with highest pop. value within the census tract

In QGIS, I'm trying to plot a centroid of only the census block with the highest population within each census tract. So there should only be one point per tract- that of the block with the greatest ...
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Importing 2014 TIGER County Shape Files to 2012 SQL Server?

Last year, I figured out how to import TIGER Census Block shape files into 2012 SQL Server with no issues. I assumed I would use similar code to do the county shape files but I keep getting a few ...
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Where to Dowload Village layers for India with census 2011 information?

Does anyone know where I could download a layer of all villages in India together with their populations (hopefully from the 2011 census)?
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What type of data is available at the “census block” level? [duplicate]

I'm curious what is available at the 'Census Block' level, the finest scale. I found this dataset: http://www2.census.gov/geo/tiger/TIGER2010/TABBLOCK/2010/ It contains HOUSING10 and POP10, ...
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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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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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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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Looking for Employment Density Data: Employees per unit of area by industry by county (USA)

What I'm looking for something like this: http://www.bls.gov/cew/ew07fig20.pdf For those that can't see it, the second page of the PDF has a map of Employment density within manufacturing by county, ...
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How do I reverse geocode Census Block group from 15 character FIPS Code to LATLONG?

I know that the block group is a polygon but the Census Gazetteer files provide a lat/long for census tracts here - http://www.census.gov/geo/maps-data/data/gazetteer2010.html Where can I get this ...
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After turning census block data into a raster, how do I redistribute the density to reflect land cover types

I plan on rasterizing (terminology?) census block data relating to density to a regular 30 m by 30 m grid for use with NLCD data. I then hope to distribute the density of the original census block ...
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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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Where can I find geodata for the Russian терсон-мо or терсон-ате census units? Or: can osm_admin polygons be linked to those?

I'm looking to combine Russian census data with georeferenced polygons. This is for a research project looking into different aspects of mobility within the Republic of Саха (Sakha/Yakutsk), the ...
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Cutting Census Block Data to a Study Area

I'm trying to cut census block data to a study area. I have a study area polygon (made from selecting whole counties of interest) and clipped the census data by this. When I visited the new Census ...
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Mean Center/Median Center tool providing points mathematically centered but physically appearing in the wrong location

To create population weights, I'm using the Mean and Median Center tool to find the center of our populations in census tracts. However, I've noticed that some of the points that are popping up are ...
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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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Convert coordinates to census tract for large dataset

I have about 20 million sets coordinates from the Philadelphia, PA, USA region. For each set of coordinates I would like the FIPS code of the corresponding census tract. I looked at this thread: ...
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Census Data Mapper - what tool they used to do it?

The Census Data Mapper is a web mapping application of the Census Bureau used to create instant web maps out of the Census data which are stored in the Census databases. I was wondering what tools ...
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US Census: bivariate chloropleth of total population (ACS 2013) and total jobs (LEHD 2012)

The most recent ACS data available is 2013 and Tiger data is also available for 2013. The most recent LEHD data available is 2012 and the geography crosswalk files join it to Tiger 2010 data. Given ...
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Where can I find spatial data on Enumeration Area boundaries from the South Africa 2001 Census?

I am trying to locate spatial data for the boundaries of South African Enumeration Areas (EAs) from the 2001 Census. The links to the data from the 2001 census on the Statistics South Africa website ...
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Sourcing postcode shapefiles & census data for The Netherlands?

I would like to do some GIS mapping of the Netherlands, but I am having trouble finding official data files for the following: ESRI shapefiles for postcodes. Census (population) data for postcodes. ...
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Need statistics from US census [closed]

I am not sure if this is the right place to ask, if so please recommend a stackexchange, I am having a lot of issues getting the data approximations that I need for a report. I am looking for the ...
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Can you use the US Census ACS Api with TIGER Shape File GEOID?

The US Census makes available the TIGER Shape files for geographic area like States, Counties, Tracts, etc. (https://www.census.gov/geo/maps-data/data/tiger-line.html). They also supply an api for ...
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US Census block group data - field names for feature classes

I may be missing something here, but it seems like getting usable US Census data into a shapefile or feature class is much harder than it used to be. Downloading the Tiger block group shapefiles is no ...
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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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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 ...