Earlier this week we released some updated data on Business Analyst Online, including an exciting update to 2012 business locations.
This release includes the following updates:
- January 2012 Business Location Data - Available in the Business Locator report and Business Search.
- January 2012 Business Summary Data (Now in 2010 Geography) – Available in the Business Summary Report, Color-Coded Maps, Smart Map Search, and Custom Comparison Report.
- Updated 2011B Crime Data (Now in 2010 Geography) - Available in Color-Coded Maps and Smart Map Search.
The release of each decennial census enables data vendors to evaluate the accuracy of their annual demographic estimates. Data vendors could also learn how their estimates compare to other providers. Esri took advantage of this once-a-decade opportunity and commissioned an independent study to obtain an unbiased answer about its data accuracy.
We are happy to announce that additional 2011 data has been released on Business Analyst Online. The following 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.
Are you a consumer that purchases DVDs of your favorite movies or do you stream/download videos exclusively?
The market for home movie watching has changed and become extremely competitive. Continue reading
You might have noticed the new Select tool in the map tool palette. What in the world is this? How is it going to be useful to me? What else can I do after bringing in a web map from ArcGIS Online? Continue reading to find out more…
As discussed in a previous blog post, you can bring in the maps created in ArcGIS Online into Business Analyst Online and make the maps more meaningful. With the help of this new Select tool, you can make it even more powerful. Here’s how… Continue reading
Esri is proud to announce the release of our 2011/2016 Updated Demographic Data. Our 2011/2016 data is based on Census 2010 counts and in 2010 geography to give our users the most accurate data in the most up-to-date geography available.
Census 2010 has revealed interesting changes in the demographics of our country – shifts in the distribution of the population, growth from immigration, increased diversity, fallout from the collapse of the housing market and the Great Recession, and increased vacancy rates. Using the Census 2010 data as the base for our 2011/2016 updates means those documented changes are incorporated, resulting in more accurate estimates and Continue reading
by Sooria Jeyaraman
I discussed accessing and adding of ArcGIS Online maps in Business Analyst Online in my previous blog. This was very useful in adding maps from ArcGIS Online and for further analysis in Business Analyst Online. As always, we want to take it a step further and make it even more useful. How do we do it? Continue reading
By Catherine Spisszak
The U.N. just announced that the world population has reached 7 billion. How much does the U.S. contribute to this population growth? And how has the face of the U.S. changed since the last decennial Census in 2000? Continue reading
By Chris Wilcox
Check out the updated Flex and Silverlight sample application on the Business Analyst Server Resource Center. These samples were upgraded to accompany the Business Analyst Server 10.0 Service Pack 2. In addition to using the latest software release, we’ve added the Average Drive Time Report, Match Level Summary Report and Summarize Points Report tasks to the Flex samples with this update.
I recommend taking a look at the new Business Analyst Server Flex and Business Analyst Server Silverlight APIs. They are there to help inspire, instruct and construct your own Business Analyst Server Applications. Follow the links below to the samples:
Business Analyst Server Flex API Samples
Business Analyst Server Silverlight Samples
By Kyle Reese-Cassal and Catherine Spisszak
One of the biggest trends, as revealed by the Census 2010 data, is the increasing diversity of the U.S. population.
The 2010 Census allowed the reporting of six race categories and any combination of the six, as well as Hispanic or Latino ethnicity. As these many groups change over time, it is important to be able to track the change as a whole. To accomplish this, Esri created a proprietary Diversity Index. The Diversity Index is measured on a scale of 0 to 100 and defined as the likelihood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area’s entire population belongs to one race group and one ethnic group, then an area has zero diversity. An area’s diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups. It is important to note Continue reading