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Business Analyst Online New Feature Series – Search Tool

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Business Analyst Online Evolution of new features series continues with the Search tool.  The new Search tool has more search options and allows you to search for a location to add a pin or boundary, zoom to an area, and … Continue reading

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Next Generation Business Analyst Online Q&A

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Many of you are asking the same questions about the New Business Analyst Online, so I thought it might be helpful to have a little Q&A session of your most frequently asked questions.  So here goes… How many points can … Continue reading

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Next Generation Community Analyst Q&A

Many of you are asking the same questions about the New Community Analyst, so I thought it might be helpful to have a little Q&A session of your most frequently asked questions.  So here goes… Continue reading

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Business Analyst Online New Feature Series – Create a Custom Variable

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Business Analyst Online evolution of new features series continues with a feature that you have often requested, long hoped for and even dreamed about; oh, on second thought, that’s me that has been hoping, wishing and dreaming about creating my … Continue reading

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Business Analyst Online New Feature Series – Data Browser

In the second blog of the Business Analyst Online Evolution new features series, we will discuss the Data Browser and how it helps you easily find data needed for color-coded maps, smart map search analysis and custom reports.  The thousands of data variables included in Business Analyst Online are now organized into unique categories for easy access.  You can browse for population, income or race data just by clicking the category button to drill down to specific data within that category.  I love the new icons in the Data Browser because they are visually appealing and make it easy to identify your desired data.

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Business Analyst Online New Feature Series

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The Business Analyst Online Evolution continues with new features that make the application even easier to use and more powerful than ever before.  I know you are going to love the new Business Analyst Online because many of your wish … Continue reading

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2012/2017 Esri U.S. Demographic Data Release for Community Analyst

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We are pleased to announce that the 2012/2017 Esri U.S. Demographic Data Updates have been released in Community Analyst.  Updates include: Age by Sex (2012 & 2017) Age by Sex by Race (2012) Detailed Age (2012 & 2017) Disposable Income … Continue reading

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What’s New in Community Analyst

by Donna Buhr

OK, I promised to talk about all the other new features in Community Analyst and I always keep my promises, so once again – let’s talk. Last time we talked about the new Web Map integration features that support converting points and polygons to sites to create study areas and drive-time, donut and ring analyses, as well as using the web map data for color-coded and Smart Map Search analysis. Have you had time to play around with these new analysis capabilities to see for yourself all that you can do with Web Maps? If not, then you should because Continue reading

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Can You Keep A Secret?

 by Donna Buhr

Psssst, can you keep a secret? I have some insider information that I want to share, but no one is supposed to know this yet, so lean in real close so that we’re not overheard. 

I have learned that the Community Analyst Development Team is working on some wonderful enhancements for using ArcGIS Online Web Maps in Community Analyst. I can’t divulge too much information, but let’s just say that it involves the Community Analyst Color-Coded Map, Smart Map Search analysis and Web Maps. Just imagine, what this will mean – you will be able to …. Oh, someone is coming – I have to go.

Stay tuned – more to come!

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Community Analyst Success Stories

by Donna Buhr

Have you had an opportunity to readany of the Community Analyst Success Stories and the innovative ways that users are finding to analyze data and create valuable insight into their communities? I like the user story, “Transparent Communication Keeps Contributions Coming”, telling how Direct Relief International (DRI), a nonprofit organization located in Santa Barbara, California, is implementing Community Analyst as a cost-efficient solution to help target potential donors.

Andrew Schroeder, Director of Research and Analysis for DRI, said, “As a lean nonprofit, we can’t spend a lot of money on a market research firm to help us find donors, so we need much better tools and intelligence internal to our organizations.”Schroeder explains, “By understanding our existing donors and finding more like them, we can attract a substantial and sustainable significant donor base. We’ll be more able to think strategically about how to raise resources.” It is really an interesting story, so you should definitely read “the rest of the story”.

Community Analyst provides you with everything you need in one easy to use application to make your own success story. Here is a link to read the full story on DRI, and how others are using Community Analyst to solve their own unique problems.Esri Community Analyst | Success Stories

We never get tired of hearing these user stories, so please let us know your Community Analyst success story.

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