|Percentage of state populations that are uninsured from the 2010 American Community Survey 1 Year Estimate|
Webinar – Taxes: More Than Just Income & Sales
When: October 26, 2011
Description: This webinar is the second installment of Association of Public Data Users (APDU)’s webinar series on the Census of Governments. This session will explain how the Census Bureau classifies and assigns tax revenues, what it publishes, and how the data is used for policy and macroeconomic analysis outside of the Census Bureau.
Cheryl H. Lee
State Finance and Tax Statistics Branch, Governments Division
U.S. Census Bureau
Tax Policy Center
Tax Analysis Division
Ohio Department of Taxation
Cost: Free Click here to Register
Included below is a listing of upcoming workshops offered by the University of Connecticut Libraries Map and Geographic Information Center (MAGIC) and the Connecticut State Data Center for Fall Semester 2011. All of these workshops are free and open to the public. Links to register for each workshop are included below:
Old S.F. is an application which displays historical photographs in the San Francisco Bay area over a Google Maps basemap. The developers (who can be followed on Twitter: @danvdk and @ravejk) geocoded thousands of images based on the subject of respective photographs in addition to cross streets in the images. According to the site, the developers have geocoded 13,000 out of 20,000 photographs, found in the San Francsico Historical Photograph Collection, that have information regarding location.
Thursday, November 3, 2011 4:45-8:00pm
Thomas J Dodd Research Center at UConn
|4:00-4:30||Pre-conference tour of UConn Libraries – MAGIC|
|4:30-4:45||Registration – Thomas J. Dodd Research Center|
|4:45-5:00||Welcome – Bill DeGrazia & Tom Brodnitzki, CGA Co-Coordinators|
|5:00-6:00||Keynote Speaker – Arthur Bakis – U.S. Census Bureau Boston Regional Office|
|6:05-6:55||Buffet Dinner and Remarks|
I – Elementary Teachers – Allyson Lubs, Professional Development CGA
II – Middle & High School Teachers – Kristie Blanchard, NE Geography Teacher of the Year
III – Exploration of American Community Survey (ACS) –
Michael Howser, Connecticut State Data Center
|7:50-8:00||CEU Records and Drawings|
ESRI offers a free online presentation that gives a great overview of the capabilities of using data driven pages to create map books in ArcMap. The presentation is about 60 minutes long and includes software demonstrations. At the end of the presentation one will find suggested resources to learn more about creating map books. A great tool to create an organized multi-page PDF document with maps, tables, charts and figures to present to your stakeholders. This presentation is a recorded web presentation so you do not have to schedule time to be available to view it.
On Friday, Oct. 21, from 9:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m., Bill Bostic, U.S. Census Associate Director for Economic Programs, will appear live on C-SPAN’s Washington Journal to discuss key economic indicators and how they measure our economy. His presentation will include a rich mix of statistical visualizations and discussion, including a public call-in segment.
You can view this event and watch the program either on C-SPAN from 9-10am on Friday October 21 or live through the Internet at:
http://www.c-span.org/Series/Washington-Journal/ (Not viewable until tomorrow, October 21, 2011)
For more information and to view the presentation graphs, please visit the following link, which will be live Friday morning (Oct. 21): http://www.census.gov/newsroom/releases/archives/miscellaneous/econ_ind.html
A recording of the presentation will be available afterward from the Ethernet TV Media Library.
There is a host of good reasons why archives like to preserve their images as JP2000 or JP2 files. The two biggest reasons are the compression saves a large amount of space and the visual quality is excellent after the compression takes place.
What is a JP2000?
The downside to these file formats (depending on who you are) is that they are not very accessible in terms of software that can view or edit. This is especially true if you are a dedicated user of non-apple personal computers.
So what do you do when you find an amazing map on the Library of Congress site that you download as a JP2000? Not much, unless you find some third party software that can handle this file type and convert it into a much more accessible format. This is where the Freeware IrfanView steps up and helps us all out.
Library of Congress Map Collection Site
IrfanView is a free image viewer that allows for light editing of images as well as converting file formats. If you do use IrfanView be sure to download the optional plugins so that you can convert your JP2000 files to something more useful to you.
1. After loading a JP2 or JP2000 file you can see the basic and clean layout of the image viewer.
2. To convert the file simply navigate to the File drop-down menu and choose Save as… Note the many file types available and options within each file type.
As they did for Hurricane Irene, ESRI has developed an interactive map that showcases social media related to the Occupy Wall Street Protests. The map features pictures from Flickr, Tweets, and YouTube videos. Currently, the majority of the content of the map is from the lower Manhattan protests, but the map also displays social media from outside the New York area. It will be interesting to see if the geographic distribution of social media shared on the map spreads as protests have sprouted up all over the country.
Yesterday, I generated the above map of poverty using TIGER shapefiles and data from the 2010 American Community Survey 1 Year Estimate. This map demonstrates the unequal geographic distribution of poverty in the United States. Most notably, there is a sharp contrast between the relatively low percentages of the northern states and the higher percentages of southern states, Puerto Rico, and Washington, D.C. According to the data, Mississippi (18.9%) has the highest percentage of its population living below the poverty level while New Hampshire (7.8%) has the lowest.
Here is a shot of the data I acquired from the American Fact Finder:
Although ACS estimates can be useful in identifying patterns, they can also have a large margins of error, so it should be understood that the data is limited in its capabilities.