Tag: demographic data
by Brenda Wolfe
A new video is available on the Resource Center illustrating how Community Analyst can be used to gauge the level of citizen engagement in the political process within any community. For those of you who have followed the political scandal in the City of Bell, California, this video shows you the vulnerability of that community using maps. It also provides some ideas for possibly increasing citizen engagement.
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.
by Kyle Watson
With Business Analyst 10 Desktop Service Pack 2, it’s now easier to access online datasets through reports and the Color-Coded Maps toolbar. This is primarily for display and discovery, so let’s make sure you are aware that you can also download the online datasets and work with them locally.
Exposing the various datasets online is quite convenient. It’s a mix of Desktop, API, Online, and Server. You never have to wait for new datasets to be shipped to you on USB media or DVDs. They are uploaded and available for more in-depth analysis. Continue reading
By Donna Buhr
It’s official – Community Analyst is available for the public! I am so excited that everyone now has access to the wealth of data and analysis features available in Community Analyst. I know all you lucky beta users have been enjoying the product for several months and you have been feeling quite smug that you discovered this treasure first. But now it’s time you let others in on your wonderful little secret so they too can reap the benefits of using the product. Beta users can still have bragging rights that you tried it first. 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 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
By Donna Buhr
Hi Community Analyst Followers, as the Community Analyst Product Engineer I am very excited about this new product. We have received many wonderful comments and accolades about how easy Community Analyst is to use and the tremendous amount of data included in the program. The response has simply been amazing and we are pleased that it is such a hit. Besides the data and the ease-of-use, beta users have found incredible value in the reports, and especially in this economy, we all need to get the best use of our resources. We have also received some great suggestions about how to make Community Analyst even better. We truly value your ideas and will try to incorporate as many as possible in future releases.
If you would like to have your work featured in one of our publications or on stage at a conference, please let us know. We want to hear how you are using Community Analyst, everything from practical problem-solving to cutting-edge solutions. So please, send us your story at firstname.lastname@example.org
Til next time