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
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
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!
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.
By Donna Buhr
It’s official – Community Analyst is available for the public! I am so excited that everyone now has access to the wealth of data and analysis features available in Community Analyst. I know all you lucky beta users have been enjoying the product for several months and you have been feeling quite smug that you discovered this treasure first. But now it’s time you let others in on your wonderful little secret so they too can reap the benefits of using the product. Beta users can still have bragging rights that you tried it first. Continue reading
By Donna Buhr
Hi Community Analyst followers,
Community Analyst beta has only been out for a short time and we have already released an update with some great new features that you will really like.
American Community Survey Reports and Maps
American Community Survey (ACS) data is available for mapping Smart Map Search and color-coded maps. You can explore and evaluate the new ACS data and see how the U.S. has changed. Continue reading
By Donna Buhr
Hi Community Analyst Followers, as the Community Analyst Product Engineer I am very excited about this new product. We have received many wonderful comments and accolades about how easy Community Analyst is to use and the tremendous amount of data included in the program. The response has simply been amazing and we are pleased that it is such a hit. Besides the data and the ease-of-use, beta users have found incredible value in the reports, and especially in this economy, we all need to get the best use of our resources. We have also received some great suggestions about how to make Community Analyst even better. We truly value your ideas and will try to incorporate as many as possible in future releases.
If you would like to have your work featured in one of our publications or on stage at a conference, please let us know. We want to hear how you are using Community Analyst, everything from practical problem-solving to cutting-edge solutions. So please, send us your story at email@example.com
Til next time