Brenda Wolfe

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Changes to ArcGIS Open Data (June 2017)

Open Data

Today ArcGIS Hub becomes available for selected early adopter customers.  ArcGIS Hub is a new product that enables governments and communities to tackle pressing issues by organizing and engaging around policy initiatives. ArcGIS Hub is built to help you put … Continue reading

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Important Access Changes to Business Analyst Online

As of July 7, 2014, Business Analyst Online will be accessible in the same manner as other Esri premium apps.  To access Business Analyst Online, the application must be provisioned to users’ ArcGIS Online organization (this is done by Esri Customer Service at the time of purchase) and shared with a group within that organization.  Users who need access to Business Analyst Online must be a member of the group within the ArcGIS Online organization.  The administrator for the ArcGIS Online organization can control who is invited to the group.  Users who need access to Business Analyst Online should contact the administrator for their ArcGIS Online Organization.  

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Important Access Changes to Community Analyst

As of July 7, 2014, Community Analyst will be accessible in the same manner as other Esri premium apps.  To access Community Analyst, the application must be provisioned to users’ ArcGIS Online organization (this is done by Esri Customer Service at the time of purchase) and shared with a group within that organizaiton.  Users who need access to Community Analyst must be a member of the group within the ArcGIS Online organization.  The administrator for the ArcGIS Online organization can control who is invited to the group.  Users who need access to Community Analyst should contact the administrator for their ArcGIS Online Organization.  

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Community Analyst Webinar Featuring the City of Fullerton

 by Brenda Wolfe

This Thursday, September 15, Diana McCarthy from the City of Fullerton will demonstrate how she has used Community Analyst in several projects for the city.  For example, she used the product to determine whether or not a pedestrian bridge should be built connecting the university campus with a nearby neighborhood.  I won’t give away the answer here, so sign-up for the Directions Magazine webinar and learn more about this story as well as others from Diana. 

    

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Community Analyst Live Training Seminars on August 25

 by Brenda Wolfe

If you are interested in learning some new tips and tricks for using Community Analyst, please join James Killick and me for a Live Training Seminar today (August 25).  We will be giving several demonstrations and answering questions about the product.  

Three sessions will be offered throughout the day.  Check out the full schedule for the Community Analyst Live Training Seminar.  If you can’t make the seminar, it will be recorded so you can view it at a later date.

We hope to see you there.

-Brenda

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Local Citizen Analyzes Baby Boomers to Assist County Government

 by Brenda Wolfe
I am always amazed by the work our customers do.  For example, David Wiltsee, a retired urban and regional planner, is using Community Analyst to help improve local planning in Placer County, California.  
Many retirees are flocking to Placer County (located east of Sacramento). David is documenting these changing demographics in order to help the County government better plan for the needs and services of the aging baby boomer community. David is using demographics, neighborhood type and spending data to determine with more specificity which programs should be offered and where investments need to be made. Continue reading
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Community Analyst Pricing Now Available

 by Brenda Wolfe

The pricing schedule for Community Analyst is now available.  Three product tiers are available (Basic, Standard, and Standard Plus), as well as deep discounts for multi-user subscription packs.  If you would like to pre-order Community Analyst or get a quote, you can call 800-447-9778.

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Welcome to Community Analyst!

 by Brenda Wolfe

Welcome to the beta version of Community Analyst!    

We hope you will find this product useful in analyzing and exploring different communities.  Ideally, the data exploration tools in Community Analyst will spark ideas on how communities can be improved or better served that lead to better policy decisions and real changes on the ground.

To get started, we encourage you to watch the 4-minute Quick Start Video available on the Home tab of the application.  It will walk you through the main features of the product, so you can be a pro in no time.

Then we encourage you to use Community Analyst to

  • Analyze and compare areas using the thousands of informative community metrics available in the system. 
  • Find areas that meet your search criteria using the Smart Map Search tool. 
  • Use your findings to determine how to allocate resources for greatest community impact.
  • Share what you have discovered so others can learn too.

We want your feedback! 

As you use the product, we would really value your feedback regarding enhancements you would like in order to be able to answer the types of questions you have in mind.  Your feedback will reach the development team directly each and every time you use the Product Feedback form available from the Home tab of Community Analyst (to the left of the Quick Start Video). So let us know what you think!

Happy exploring!

- The Community Analyst Team

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