Updating Demographics Around 7-11 Stores in Manhattan

Note: This is part of an infrequent series of posts I’m doing on Census Bureau Demographic Data for Developers based on my experience creating a database of Census Data as part of my summer internship at Patch.com.   Tomorrow, I’ll be presenting my Demographics Around 7-11 Stores in Manhattan for LocationTech NYC in a 5 minute Ignite-style talk.  I’ve been […]

Demographics Around 7-Eleven Stores in Manhattan

This is part of a series of posts I’m doing on Census Bureau Demographic Data for Developers based on my experience creating a database of Census Data as part of my summer internship at Patch.com. In a previous post, I used the example of creating 100 meter buffers around the 17 7-Eleven stores in Manhattan and aggregating census […]

Spatial Demographic Data – Weighting Demographics with PostGIS

This is part of a series of posts I’m doing on Census Bureau Demographic Data for Developers based on my experience creating a database of Census Data as part of my summer internship at Patch.com. In a previous post, I discussed the idea behind what I’m calling “spatial weighting”, which is basically taking a percentage of the demographics […]

Spatial Demographic Data – Use-cases

This is part of a series of posts I’m doing on Census Bureau Demographic Data for Developers based on my experience creating a database of Census Data as part of my summer internship at Patch.com.   In my previous post, I introduced some basic spatial concepts useful in working with US Census Bureau data. In this post, I’d […]

A Quick Spatial Primer for Using Census Data

This is part of a series of posts I’m doing on Census Bureau Demographic Data for Developers based on my experience creating a database of Census Data as part of my summer internship at Patch.com.   The world of geospatial information systems seems magical to the uninitiated and even after you are initiated, it still has […]

Census, sample, survey, tract, block, ZIP code – a primer

This is part of a series of posts I’m doing on Census Bureau Demographic Data for Developers based on my experience creating a database of Census Data as part of my summer internship at Patch.com.   It’s important to know what one means when they say the Census. There is the United States Census Bureau that conducts the […]