Mapping Statistical Data
-- GIS tools & data resources you can use
December 2023 .. statistical mapping & visual data analysis ... Geographic Information Systems (GIS) provide flexible and powerful capabilities to combine maps with data. In our increasingly data rich environment, we often experience "drowning in data." GIS tools can help harness disparate and voluminous data and assist with data linkage. This section provides links to other sections that provide information on ready-to-use, "production" GIS projects and datasets that you can use.
Accessing and using MSD GIS projects are reviewed in the every Tuesday and Thursday Data Analytics Web Sessions.
Requirements to Use Mapping Statistical Data (MSD) Projects
MSD projects may be used with CV XE GIS or VDA Desktop GIS (all levels)
Requirements to download MSD projects require either:
1. CV XE GIS or VDA Desktop GIS Level 2 or higher active subscription or
2. Registered participant in the Congressional Communities program
Installing CV XE GIS and VDA Desktop GIS
install the CV XE GIS software (Windows) .. user guide
install the VDA Desktop GIS VDAD software (Windows) .. VDAD user guide
MSD GIS Projects
12.02.23. ACS 2022 1-Year
This project enables examining national scope ACS 2022 1-year demographics and tabulation areas.
Details on accessing and using this project reviewed in web sessions
.. following view shows school districts included in ACS 2022 1-year tabulations.
07.15.23. US1 Patterns of Percent Mexican Population by ZIP Code Area
This project enables examining national scope Census 2020 ZIP Code areas. The start-up view shows patterns of percent Mexican population by ZIP Code area in the Fresno, CA area.
The project builds on the US1 base project (04.06.23 below).
The graphic below shows ZIP code areas with ZIP code as upper label and percent Mexican population as lower label in context of Fresno city, CA (orange cross-hatch pattern). Create this view (or variations) for any area using this project.
07.11.23. US1 Patterns of Percent Chinese Population by Census Tract
This project enables examining national scope Census 2020 census tracts. The start-up view shows patterns of percent Chinese population by tract in the San Francisco area.
The project builds on the US1 base project (04.06.23 below).
Subject matter data are based on ACS 2021 5-year estimates.
-- examining patterns of %Chinese population Census 2020 census tracts in San Francisco CA area.
The basic Ceneus 2020 shapefile was augmented with data from a Chinese-related dataset developed using DEDE. The DEDE subject matter file is located here. Fields included in the ready-to-use tract shapefile are listed below (fieldname shown at left).
Inclusion of these fields enable further analysis in addition to only percent population.
TotPopA21 -- Total Population
Chinese -- Chinese population, except Taiwanese
LSAHTot -- Total population, Language Spoken at Home
LSAHEng -- Speak only English
LSAHChT -- Total Chinese (incl Mandarin, Cantonese)
LSAHChVW -- Total Chinese (incl Mandarin, Cantonese) Speak English very well
LSAHChNVW -- Total Chinese (incl Mandarin, Cantonese) Speak English less than very well
FBTotal -- Total Foreign born
FBEAC -- Total Asia .. Eastern Asia China
FBEACHKKT -- Total Asia .. Eastern Asia .. China China, excluding Hong Kong and Taiwan
FBEACHK -- Total Asia .. Eastern Asia .. China Hong Kong
FBEACHT -- Total Asia .. Eastern Asia .. China Taiwan
It is recommended that the downloaded zip file be unzipped to its own folder: c:\chinese.
The project would then be opened as c:\chinese\us1_chinese.gis
06.21.23. US1 Persistent Poverty Census Tracts Project
This project enables examining national scope Census 2010 census tracts experiencing persistent poverty.
The project builds on the US1 base project (04.06.23 below) and incorporates U.S. by county, metro, state population estimates & components of change time series data including 2022 model-based estimates released by Census in March 2023
The US1_poverty.gis project adds a national scope Census 2010 tracts layer tagged with an attribute for persistent poverty status. See more about these data here: persistent poverty pdf (released in May 2023).
-- examining persistent poverty tracts by Census 2010 census tracts in San Joaquin valley CA area/
It is recommended that the downloaded zip file be unzipped to its own folder: c:\poverty.
The project would then be opened as c:\poverty\us1_poverty.gis
06.15.23. US1 Population & Housing Density Project
This project enables examining population & housing density by census block.
This project builds on the US1 base project (04.06.23 below) and incorporates U.S. by county, metro, state population estimates & components of change time series data including 2022 model-based estimates released by Census in March 2023
The US1_density.gis project adds two California by census block layers and the national scope urban area shapefile
-- examining population and housing density by block
It is recommended that the downloaded zip file be unzipped to its own folder: c:\density.
The project would then be opened as c:\poverty\us1_density.gis
05.15.23. Congressional Districts & State Legislative Districts Project
CD 118 CA 17 has the highest ACS 2021 1-year median household income estimate among all CDs. How to determine & map? What are the top 10 CDs based on $MHI?
Congressional District Urban/Rural Data/Patterns
Using these resources:
- Census 2020 block to CD 118 equivalence files
- TIGER/Line "TL22" shapefiles as source of population, housing units and urban status by block
- building the Congressional District Urban/Rural Dataset
- integrating these data into a CD118 congressional district shapefile
04.06.23 US1 Project
Incorporates U.S. by county, metro, state population estimates & components of change time series data
including 2022 model-based estimates released by Census in March 2023
Demographic time series analysis
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