Data Analytics Centers of Excellence
Data Analytics have become increasingly important as big data, all types of data, emerge and become more relevant and available. We live in a world in increasing integration -- integration of everything -- but interest in integrating consumable data in particular. As we proceed through this metamorphosis, different challenges occur. Some who have certain data analytics skill sets, or access to such people, are able to more successfully benefit from these changes than others.
Data Analytics involves more than the ability to perform statistical analyses on data, though this is an important element. Data Analytics encompasses a spectrum of data and the ability to develop, access, integrate and effectively use those data. The platform of data on which we operate is constantly in change. New and different types of data emerge. Older data become obsolete. Required subject matter are often not available at the required geographic granularity. Often the biggest challenge is in linking data for analysis.
Data Analytics Centers are set up within businesses, universities, government agencies and other organizations to address these needs. Contact us to discuss how a Center can be developed within your organization.
A Data Analytics Center provides tools/resources for hands-on data analytics applications.
.. worldwide analytics solutions for marketing, manufacturing, supply chain, transportation, retail, media/entertainment, ecommerce, healthcare, banking, public sector, among others. DAC operations in the business setting range from one person to teams structures to enterprise operations.
.. In a university setting, the Center can be open to MBA, MPA, MHA and other graduate students plus multi-disciplinary faculty/researchers. Some parts of a Center/Lab can fit into existing classes and mesh with other existing programs. The resources and vision are initially focused on Census-type geographic-demographic-economic data, expanded to selected Federal statistical data, and how these and primary data are knitted together for analysis and decision-making.
A core set of tools and data are provided by ProximityOne -- http://proximityone.com.
Data Analytics Center Resources & Components
- GIS shapefiles and applications compatible with ESRI ArcGIS software
API data access/integration software
- cause & effect modeling; estimation & forecasting; impact analysis
2. Data Resources & Interpretive Analytics
Situation & Outlook (S&O)
5-year annual demographic-economic estimates & projections
- U.S. national scope annual small area (2010-2022)
3-year quarterly demographic-economic estimates & projections
- U.S. national scope 36 month/3 year U.S., state, metro, county (2013 forward)
2060 demographic projections
- U.S. national scope county/up population projections to 2060 (single year of age x gender x race/origin)
S&O Data Access Options
.. S&O Online
.. S&O Datasets
.. S&O Full Service
S&O Weekly Update
S&O Quarterly Briefings
state & national scope ready to use GIS projects
- illustrative metro GIS projects -- Houston metro
augmented TIGER/DMD geography
ProximityOne Data Services (PDS) -- includes selected BEA, BLS, Census and other data resources
3. U.S. by state/metro/county macro models (uses software and data above)
enable users to explore alternative model specifications/assumptions to produce alternative outcomes
4. Data Analytics Web Sessions
variations on weekly Web-based sessions
5. Certificate in Data Analytics Modules
structured or ad hoc usage of Data Analytics Certificate program sessions/resources
6. Intern Participation: Data Analytics Tools Development and Applications
model specification & use; software development & use; data resource development & use
Organization & Development
The Data Analytics Center has been conceptualized and developed by Warren Glimpse.
econometrician and principal at ProximityOne
previous senior level statistician, Census Bureau
former associate director, U.S. Office of Federal Statistical Policy & Standards
developer, Census Bureau State Data Center Program
developer, Census Bureau Regional Data User Services Program
developer, Columbia Missouri GBF/DIME; used as a prototype for Census Bureau TIGER System
developer, ProximityOne CV XE GIS and related GIS software
developer, ProximityOne Modeler software
developer, ProximityOne demographic-economic estimates & projections
lecturer on Data Analytics -- Data Analytics Methods & Resources
developer, Certificate in Data Analytics program.
Association of Public Data Users founding and charter member
Support Using these Resources
Learn more about accessing and using demographic-economic data and related analytical tools. Join us in a Data Analytics Center session. There is no fee for these one-hour Web sessions. Each informal session is focused on a specific topic. The open structure also provides for Q&A and discussion of application issues of interest to participants.
ProximityOne User Group
Join the ProximityOne User Group to keep up-to-date with new developments relating to metros and component geography decision-making information resources. Receive updates and access to tools and resources available only to members. Use this form to join the User Group.
ProximityOne develops geodemographic-economic data and analytical tools and helps organizations knit together and use diverse data in a decision-making and analytical framework. We develop custom demographic/economic estimates and projections, develop geographic and geocoded address files, and assist with impact and geospatial analyses. Wide-ranging organizations use our tools (software, data, methodologies) to analyze their own data integrated with other data. Follow ProximityOne on Twitter at www.twitter.com/proximityone. Contact us (888-364-7656) with questions about data covered in this section or to discuss custom estimates, projections or analyses for your areas of interest.