My 8 Takeaways from the ACS Data Users Conference

As a Census data nerd, I’ve been geeking out with the rest of my tribe during each American Community Survey (ACS) Data Users Conference. Each one has been a fun and interesting experience, with insider experiences about the challenges and opportunities in using Census data. I use this inside information for the benefit of my clients, who […]

American Community Survey Data Users Conference – Day 2

As I mentioned in a previous post, I attended the inaugural ACS Data Users Conference this past month in Washington, DC. It was a gathering of over 300 researchers, policy analysts, and business analysts who work with the data.  The second day was focused more on applications and one of the more interesting presentations came […]

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 […]