Tag: BAO

Place and Road Labels above Color Coded Maps

By Sooria Jeyaraman

How many times you have created a color-coded map from our list of close to 6000 variables (yes, I said 6000) and turned it completely opaque to see the colors come to life? There is one small problem with that. Once you set the transparency to 0% then you will not be able to see the roads or places below these colors. How many times have you wondered that it’ll be great if you have a way to look at these without losing your beautiful colors? If you are, you are not alone. Some of you brought this issue to our attention so, as usual, we decided to do something about it.

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Esri Business Analyst and Esri Data at the 2011 Esri International User Conference

Are you attending our annual Esri International User Conference next week in San Diego, California?

If so, please stop by the Commercial Solutions Islands and meet our staff. We will be there to answer any questions you may have or give you a demonstration of our products.

We will also have a series of technical workshops and presentations in the Demo Theatre of the Commercial Solutions booth on topics ranging from the Business Analyst products to the Census and American Community Survey. Here is a list of our sessions: Continue reading

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Crazed by Coupons?

By Catherine Spisszak and Brent Roderick

Have you seen people on television spending hours a day clipping coupons in order to come home with thousands of dollars of groceries for mere cents?  Do you subscribe to online sites that offer daily deals for goods and services in your area at 50% off or more?  Do you read any blogs on how to save money or visit websites to find online coupon codes? 

Couponing is all the rage. Rising gas prices and the struggling economy are forcing people to find new ways to save money.  But television, social media sites, mobile couponing, and blogs are attracting younger and more affluent shoppers to take advantage of these savings. Couponing is not only cost effective, it’s also in style!

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Sneak Peek: Browsing ArcGIS.com Maps in Business Analyst Online

 by Sooria Jeyaraman

As you all know in our latest release we’ve added the capability to integrate ArcGIS.com maps in Business Analyst Online. Now we are stepping up the game and making it much easier to load. You can load the ArcGIS.com maps with a single click. How is that done you may ask? Continue reading

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Infogroup Business Search in Business Analyst Online

  By Sooria Jeyaraman

In the recent release of Business Analyst Online, we have added another interesting functionality for your search capabilities. The ability to search using Bing has been well received and is widely used. To make the search a bit more flexible, we’ve added the new Infogroup Search to Business Analyst Online. Both of these search types are available and you can choose whichever meets your needs best. Continue reading

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Census 2010 Data Available Now in Business Analyst Online

By Catherine Spisszak

Your wait is over.  Esri has officially released Census 2010 data in Business Analyst Online.  This release of the Census 2010 Redistricting data includes Total Population, Race and Hispanic Origin, Population Age 18 years or older, and Housing Units (Occupied and Vacant). The Census 2010 data is available immediately from Esri in reporting, dynamic color-coded maps, Smart Map Search, and in geographies not available from the Census Bureau in 2010 geographic boundaries.

Esri is not just releasing the Census 2010 data. Esri has added value to the Census 2010 data in three distinct ways: Continue reading

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ArcGIS.com maps in Business Analyst Online

 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

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ACS Data is Now Available from Esri

By Catherine Spisszak

The American Community Survey (ACS) Data is now available on Business Analyst Online.  However, Esri is not just offering you the ACS Data in reports and color-coded maps.  We have added value to the ACS data and enhanced its usability in two key ways: Continue reading

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Sneak Preview: More Basemaps in Business Analyst Online

 by Sooria Jeyaraman 

Currently in Business Analyst Online we provide three different standard basemaps: Streets, Satellite and Topographic. Satellite has options to turn the road/place labels on or off and also provides the dates of the satellite images (this was explained in detail in my previous blog: BAO Snippet Image Dates). We’ve received requests from users to access other standard basemaps that come with some other Esri products. We’ve once again listened to our users and have done that and more… 

In the upcoming release of Business Analyst Online, the “Topographic” map button is replaced with the “More Maps” drop-down menu. Open the menu under “More Maps” and you will see Continue reading

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Where in the U.S. are Irish Eyes Smiling?

By Catherine Spisszak

The phrase “going green” means something a little different on St. Patrick’s Day.  On March 17th, “going green” means wearing green clothing, drinking green beverages, and celebrating everything Irish, regardless of your descent.

This color-coded map of the 2005-2009 American Community Survey (ACS) data illustrates Continue reading

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