Tag: Census

New to the Living Atlas – Firefly Demographics

Firefly Maps

The ArcGIS Living Atlas of the World has a new set of maps that make US Census data really shine (pun intended). Using the new Firefly Cartography style, these maps highlight distinct patterns about how the population and households are … Continue reading

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2010 Census Data Now Available in the Living Atlas

NonWhite Predominant Race

You can now easily map 2010 Census demographic data from the Living Atlas of the World. These services can be used to create multi-geography demographic stories that help us understand the human population regionally, and locally. There are four services … Continue reading

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Map Your Voters Before the Next Election

Map Voter Data to Plan Your Campaign

Want to win your next election? In a new Learn ArcGIS lesson, you will learn how GIS could help you outmaneuver your rivals on the political battlefield.

In Map Voter Data to Plan Your Campaign, you will assume the role of a campaign manager researching voters for an upcoming election that includes southern Howard County in the U.S. state of Maryland. You will start the lesson by creating a map and geocoding a spreadsheet with the addresses of your potential voters. You will then download a layer of Tapestry Segmentation, developed by Esri as a way to classify American neighborhoods into 67 unique market segments based on a variety of demographic and socioeconomic characteristics. By researching Tapestry, you will learn more about the lifestyles and living standards of your voters as well as gain insight into their values and the issues they care about. Inferences could range from housing costs and college expenses to smartphone taxes and charity giving. Continue reading

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2016 United States Demographic Maps and Services on ArcGIS Online

2016 Diversity in the United States

2016 United States Demographic maps and services are now available on ArcGIS Online. Esri Demographic maps are featured in the Living Atlas of the World, the foremost collection of authoritative, ready-to-use global geographic information ever assembled. New Maps More than … Continue reading

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Live Training Seminar – Offline Data Collection using Collector for ArcGIS

Join us Thursday April 17th for a live training seminar focused on Offline Data Collection using the Collector for ArcGIS app on Android and iOS devices.

We will show you how you can leverage you can download maps to your device, collect and update GIS features whilst disconnected and then synchronize changes back to the office when you are connected.

Presentations will happen at 9:00 a.m PDT, 11:00 a.m. PDT and 3:00 p.m. PDT. You can find more details on the seminar here. You can download and read more about Collector here.

UPDATE: The seminar is now available for you to view on our website. Simply log in with your Esri Global username and password and view the seminar here.

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USA 113th Congressional Districts now available


With the newly elected 113th United States Congress starting its term, Esri is pleased to offer the new USA 113th Congressional Districts dataset and map service to all ArcGIS users.

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2010 U.S. Census datasets are now available

We are pleased to announce that the new 2010 U.S. Census datasets with their new geometry and attributes are now available as layer packages on ArcGIS.com. Block Group, Tract, County, and State are all represented as polygons with over 40 attribute fields containing population totals by age and race, along with family and household information. Census Blocks are represented as points with total population and household information.

Average family size by Block Group

Average family size by Block Group

Visit the Esri Data & Maps United States Census page on the ArcGIS Content Resource Center for a list of all the census layers available for download on ArcGIS.com.

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Adding demographic data from ArcGIS Online to your maps

By Jim Herries, Cartographic Product Engineer

Demographic Data - Thumb

We got a good question the other day on Ask a Cartographer, so we thought we would share the answer here as well:

“I’m a VERY novice GISer. I work for a fire department. My Chief wants me to be able to add demographic layers to our district map, but when I look around, the maps are all “Google Earth” types or PDF files, which I can’t do anything with. Where and how do I get demographic data I can add to my map as a layer?”

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Building locators using TIGER 2010 Edges feature classes and tables

Creating locators with ArcGIS 10 out of the box address locator styles requires the specific address attributes in one feature class. As the TIGER 2010 dataset consists of multiple feature classes and tables, creating locators with ArcGIS 10 out of the box locator styles requires the tables to be joined properly in advance and are exported to one feature class.

Alternatively, a custom locator style, TIGER – Edges-Dual Ranges, allows you to create locators with the feature classes/tables from the TIGER 2010 data without preprocessing the tables. The locator style requires the following feature classes and tables in the TIGER 2010 dataset: 

  • tl_2010_xx_edges
  • tl_2010_xx_faces
  •  tl_2010_xx_features
  •  tl_2010_xx_place10 
  •  tl_2010_xx_state10

You can download the locator style and sample data/tool from the Geocoding resource center:


Due to multiple table joins and selection queries, creating a locator using this locator style may take some time especially if the feature classes contain many features.  Preprocessing the tables and exporting the address attributes to one feature class is an option as creating locators with one feature class using the out of the box locator style is generally faster.

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