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We are happy to announce the release of new data on Community Analyst. The following data updates are now available:
2011 Tapestry Data in 2010 Geography
The 2011 Tapestry data is now available in the Tapestry Segmentation Area Profile and the Dominant Tapestry Map. This data is now available in 2010 geography.
It is also available in the Color-Coded Maps, Smart Map Search, and Create Custom Comparison Reports features. 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 Sooria Jeyaraman
Community Analyst provides a variety of capabilities to search for businesses, establishments or institutions. You can search for any business type within the application, apply it on the map and use it for further analysis. The two different types of business search mechanisms within Community Analyst are Infogroup and Bing business search. Both search types are available and allow you to choose whichever meets your needs best.
Click on the Explore Community tab and, once the tab opens, you’ll see a search box to the far right in the sub menu. Clicking on the arrow will reveal the the search options. Continue reading
by Sooria Jeyaraman
Hello Community Analyst users, I am the user experience architect for Community Analyst. This is an exciting product and we’re very excited to have you on board. You will be hearing from me a lot on user interface (UI) specifics, general usability and user experience of the application.
As you all know in our latest beta release of Community Analyst we have added more basemaps to the product, this was covered in a previous blogpost. Another exciting addition to the basemaps is the integration of maps from ArcGIS.com. I would like to take a moment and explain in detail how to use this feature in Community Analyst. 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 Sooria Jeyaraman
As you all know in our latest release, we have added more basemaps to the product, which I covered in my previous blogpost. One more exciting addition to the basemaps is the integration of maps from ArcGIS.com. Continue reading
By Brent Roderick and Catherine Spisszak
Swish…nothin’ but net! It’s college basketball tournament time in the U.S.!
Joyous yells and anguished howls are heard from basketball fans everywhere as favorites fall, “Cinderellas” emerge, and brackets are destroyed or vindicated.
So where in the U.S. are people watching college basketball on television? Continue reading
On the ninth day of the holiday, Esri gives to you…a color-coded map of the potential for owning a big screen television.
Is there someone on your holiday list that thinks a bigger television is always a better television? Maybe dropping subtle hints that they can’t read the score of the game on your current tv? If you don’t want to buy them an eye exam, then you might be in the market for a new big screen television.
The map above shows where in the country households are watching televisions that are bigger than 42 inches in size. Those counties shaded in dark green are more likely to have big screen televisions in their homes than the counties shaded in light green.
Esri’s Market Potential data measures the likely demand for a product or service in an area. Esri computes the Market Potential data by combining Esri Tapestry™ Segmentation and data from consumer surveys conducted by GfK MRI. The Market Potential Index (MPI) values at the U.S. level are 100. A value of more than 100 represents higher demand, and a value of less than 100 represents lower demand. For more information on Esri Market Potential Data, please visit http://www.esri.com/data/esri_data/market-potential.html
Happy Holidays from Esri!
By Catherine Spisszak
by Brenda Wolfe
The new ability to map Market Potential data in Business Analyst Online is leading to some new revelations. I have always considered myself to be a romantic Montanan, but now there is proof that Montanans are, by their very nature, romantic.
Business Analyst Online now lets you map just about anything, including the percentage of the population that has purchased romance novels in the past year…
The center of the country appears to be where buyers of romance novels are concentrated. I suppose, to be fair, one could argue that other parts of the country are just as romantic–they just exhibit their romantic inclinations differently. I will leave you to your own theories on this, but I am sticking to Montana as Romance Central.
by Brenda Wolfe
Business Analyst Online was updated this week with some exciting new features.
Here’s what’s new…
Smart Map Search (For Premium Subscribers only)
Smart Map Search was designed to reduce the time it takes to find locations that meet your particular needs. Select up to five demographic, consumer or business metrics, such as per capita income greater than $40,000 and median age greater than 35, and Smart Map Search will identify areas on the map that meet all of your criteria at once.
The Smart Map Results table shows you in more detail how the geographical areas compare for the individual criteria you have selected. You can export the table to Excel for further analysis.
Smart Map Search criteria lists can be saved and reused to save you even more time in the future when you are evaluating a market area.
Custom PDF Maps
In addition to the standard Site Maps that you can order, it is now possible to create your own custom PDF maps based on the map you are viewing within Business Analyst Online.
- Color-coded maps for any of the thousands of demographic, consumer and business variables available with your subscription
- Smart Map Search results
- BingTM business search results
- Geographic boundaries and labels
- Multiple sites in one map view
Once you create the map on screen that you want to print or share, click the PDF button on the Map Tool Palette to provide a title and subtitle for your map and select layout options.
Updated Demographic Data in the Demographic and Income Reports
Updated 2010/2015 data are now available in the Demographic and Income Report. The remaining demographic reports will be updated at the end of June.
In addition, a new report style is available for the Demographic and Income Report.
Color-Coded Maps of Really Cool Data!
Visualizing market potential, consumer spending, and supply and demand dynamics is now possible. Thousands of new variables have been added for color-coded mapping in three categories:
- Market Potential measures the probable demand for a product or service. More than 2,200 items are updated annually and grouped into 16 categories of goods, services, and attitudes.
- Consumer Spending averages and indices for several spending categories now make it possible to visually compare and rank geographic areas against one another.
- Retail MarketPlace measures supply and demand and the supply/demand gap can now be mapped in order to illustrate where consumers’ needs are being met or where there might be new market opportunities.
Geographic Boundaries and Labels Geographic boundaries and labels are available from the My Layers drop-down. The boundaries and labels and be turned on/off independently. The boundaries and labels can be placed over any map, including color-coded maps. New Maps New maps are available for the Streets, Satellite and Topographic maps. The maps are designed to make ring sites appear rounder on the map instead of elliptical. States and other geographies in northern latitudes appear less horizontally stretched. A new Topographic map with an updated design and detailed information is now available as another viewing option in addition to the Streets map. Cheers, Brenda
Geographic Boundaries and Labels
Geographic boundaries and labels are available from the My Layers drop-down. The boundaries and labels and be turned on/off independently. The boundaries and labels can be placed over any map, including color-coded maps.
New maps are available for the Streets, Satellite and Topographic maps. The maps are designed to make ring sites appear rounder on the map instead of elliptical. States and other geographies in northern latitudes appear less horizontally stretched.
A new Topographic map with an updated design and detailed information is now available as another viewing option in addition to the Streets map.