ProximityOne User Group
... the ProximityOne User Group is a program designed to provide like-minded people of all skill levels with a way to keep up-to-date with new developments relating to geographic, demographic and economic data -- and methods and tools to put those data to work. Extend your scope of resources and advance your capabilities to learn about, access, integrate and analyze disparate data resources. Receive updates and access to tools and resources available only to members.
American Community Survey (ACS) 2019 1-year estimates/data are now available (released Sep.-Dec. 2020). See ACS2019 for more information. Curated datasets, interactive table and GIS tools facilitating use of these data are now available.
The cloud-based Visual Data Anlaytics (VDA) Mapserver is being updated with these and related demographic-economic data ... start using VDA for demographic-economic mapping and geospatial analysis ranging from global by country to U.S. with extended geostatistical drill down.
Members receive a membership id to access resources. There is no fee.
To join, register here and check User Group box.
Components - further described below
User Group Digest - see below - summary of User Group email posts
User Group portal to access resources
Software resources/tools focused on developing, integrating and analyzing data
Geographic, demographic, economic, business data resources
Ready-to-use GIS projects and related datasets
Monthly updates; continuing communications
Data Analytics Lab sessions
Data Analytics Blog
Upcoming 2021 Developments
Resources soon to be only available to User Group members:
Mapping Statistical Data GIS projects/datasets
New data resources
Collaboration opportunities on data development
Web Pages and Selected Files
User Group members access a Web page summarizing resources available only to members. Resources include files that we have developed, many previously made those data available only on a fee basis.
User Group Access Portal
User Group members are provided with exclusive access to a User Group Web Portal. A partial list of files and related resources are listed in the scroll section below. Files/resources are U.S. national scale unless otherwise indicated.
Software & Cloud-Based Data Management/Analysis Tools
Datasets (requires your UserID)
Ready-to-Use GIS Applications
-- CV XE GIS GIS project files and associated shapefiles
-- Visual Data Analytics (VDA) Mapserver -- online mapping usinh only a browser
-- See list of resources and access details at Mapping Statistical Data.
Monthly & Occasional Updates
A monthly User Group email is sent normally the first Monday of the month. This email summarizes recent developments, upcoming key data releases and related information and related topics. Factors that drive topics included in updates:
new or notably updated web pages, software, data or events.
following of certain subject matter:
- selected Census, BLS, BEA, NCES, FDIC/FFIEC/FHFA & other Federal statistical programs
- notably decennial census and American Community Survey &and their integration with other data
- selected association and proprietary geographic-demographic-economic data.
following of certain geography and integration of related subject matter:
- address/location entities (schools, banks, healthcare ...) & coding to geographic areas.
- roads & line-oriented geography.
- geographic area: block, block group, tract, zip, city/place, MCD/town, county, metro,
school district, congressional district, legislative districts, state, US, country
issues relating to geography change and relating types of geography
issues about data consumability/accessibility/usability
use of GIS tools and geographic-demographic-economic data in general
federal statistical data integration; stovepipe issues.
other topics affecting decision-making information.
Data Analytics Lab Sessions
Some topics are more effectively communicated by seeing/viewing software in action and being able to ask questions about operations or specific data structures. Weekly Web-based lab sessions are normally conducted at 3:00 p.m. on Tuesdays. Connectively details and related information are provided at Web session details.
Weekly Lab sessions are focused on ... how to improve our ability to understand where we are ... and where we are going? How can we use data to better understand patterns, where and how change will occur ... and how change will impact us? Have we got the best data to answer the right questions?
These sessions last less an one hour or less. The sessions also offer offer an open structure/support (see below) and discussion forum with like-minded users.
Data Analytics Blog
The Data Analytics Blog is focused on the development, integration and use of geographic-demographic-economic data to help stakeholders better understand where we are now; the what, when and where things will change in the future; and how change might impact us. View the ProximityOne Blog. View list of blog topics. Members are not automatically added. Click the "Follow the Blog" button below to receive updates when posts occur (the button says "Following" if you are already following):
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Support Using these Resources
Learn more about demographic economic data and related analytical tools. Join us in the Data Analytics Lab sessions. There is no fee for these 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 develops geographic-demographic-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 software, data and methodologies to analyze their own data integrated with other data. Follow ProximityOne on Twitter at www.twitter.com/proximityone. Contact ProximityOne (888-364-7656) with questions about data covered in this section or to discuss custom estimates, projections or analyses for your areas of interest.