Category Archives for Open Data

Free Software Foundation “Social Benefit” Award Nominations

Ezra Haber Glenn, the author of the acs package in R, recently posted about the Free Software Foundation’s “Social Benefit” Award on the acs mailing list: acs.R Community: The Free Software Foundation is now accepting nominations for the 2017 “Project of Social Benefit Award,” presented to the project or team responsible for applying free software, […]

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Meeting Titans of Open Data

The recent Association of Public Data Users (APDU) Conference gave me the opportunity to meet some people who have made tremendous contributions to the world of Open Data. Jon Sperling One of the most popular R packages I’ve published is choroplethrZip. This package contains the US Census Bureau’s Zip Code Tabulation Area (ZCTA) map, as […]

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Upcoming talk at the Association of Public Data Users (APDU) Conference

On Thursday, September 14th I will be giving a lightning talk at the Association of Public Data Users (APDU) Conference in Alexandria, Virginia. The talk will be on choroplethr, my suite of R packages for mapping open datasets. This talk is part of my effort to bridge the worlds of free analytical software (e.g. R) […]

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Recording of my Talk at the ACS Data Users Conference

I recently had the honor of speaking at the 2017 American Community Survey (ACS) Data Users Conference. My talk focused on choroplethr, the suite of R packages I’ve written for mapping open datasets in R. The ACS is the one of the main surveys that the US Census Bureau runs, and I was honored to […]

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Choroplethr v3.6.1 is now on CRAN

Choroplethr version 3.6.1 is now on CRAN. This version makes it easier to Calculate the percent change in demographic datasets Visualize that percent change on a map [content_upgrade cu_id=”5640″]Bonus: Download the code in this post![content_upgrade_button]Click Here[/content_upgrade_button][/content_upgrade] As an example, the following map shows how the median age in US States changed between 2010 and 2015: In […]

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Choroplethr v3.6.0 is now on CRAN

Choroplethr version 3.6.0 is now on CRAN. This version adds functionality for getting and mapping demographics of US Census Tracts. You can install it from the R console as follows:

To use this functionality you will need an API key from the US Census Bureau. You can learn more about that here. [content_upgrade cu_id=”5608″]Bonus: […]

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Live Presentation: Kyle Walker on the tigris Package

Next Tuesday (April 4) at 9am PT I will be hosting a webinar with Kyle Walker about the tigris package in R. In addition to creating the Tigris package, Kyle is also a Professor of Geography at Texas Christian University. If you are interested in R, Mapping and US Census Geography then I encourage you to […]

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Upcoming Talk: 2017 ACS Data Users Conference

My abstract was recently accepted for the 2017 ACS Data Users Conference, and on May 12 I will be giving a talk titled Mapping ACS Data in R with Choroplethr. I am looking forward to attending the conference! For those who don’t know, ACS stands for American Community Survey. If you have taken Learn to Map Census Data in R, […]

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Slides from my Talk at the CDC

Two weeks ago I had the honor of giving a talk about my open source work at the CDC. Last week I gave the talk again as an open-enrollment webinar. In case you missed that talk, you can view the slides here. You can also download the slides by entering your email below. [content_upgrade cu_id=”5296″]Download […]

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Live Presentation: My Talk at the CDC

Last Thursday I had the honor of giving a talk about my open source work to the CDC’s R Users Group. A big thank you to the CDC for having me! As the creator of a software package that maps open data, it was wonderful to speak at the CDC: not only do they publish […]

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