TAG: Census

Correcting the census: Household sizes in Maptitude 2019

April 17, 2019By
Census tracts with Caliper derived households. (Image: Caliper)

Household size distributions are critical inputs to many business analyses, but may not be correctly derived from U.S. Census data, according to Caliper. The Census counts people at their geographic locations, and when several unrelated people live at the same address, they are reported as one household with a number of residents. A confusing array of data is reported. In... read more

GIS fundamental in battle against Zika virus

August 23, 2016By

Florida is home to more than 3.6 million women aged 15 to 44 years. With more than 400 Zika virus cases reported in Florida to date, the state has become a top focus in the public health battle to curb the spread of Zika infections in the U.S. Gathering and mapping such data ­using GIS software from Esri ­is part of... read more

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CartoDB unveils tech to extract Deep Insights from location data

February 23, 2016By

CartoDB, a world leading company for location intelligence, data analysis, and visualization, has launched Deep Insights, a technology layer that enables the visualization, dynamic filtering, and exploration of large location datasets at unprecedented scale and scope. With CartoDB’s Deep Insights technology, datasets can be enriched or augmented by existing geospatial data from various sources with a diverse number of fields, such... read more

Maptitude 2016 comes with new territory tools

February 17, 2016By

Maptitude 2016, a major release of Caliper Corporation’s GIS and mapping software, is available now. The 2016 version provides the most up-to-date and accurate data available. Businesses require robust territory creation tools that excel in both the handling of data tables and in the visual manipulation and representation of service areas. Maptitude 2016 was designed to exceed these requirements and... read more

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GIS Return on Investment

April 11, 2010By

Foreign Concept or Life Ring for GIS by Art Kalinski, GISP With the 2010 Census upon us and the economy still showing weakness, I was reminded of my early experience in GIS when success depended on explaining and justifying the expenditures for a GIS. Today most organizations take their GIS operation for granted, but in lean times you may find... read more

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