Dealing with the 2020 Census

A tremendous effort in the analytics world is devoted to the task of data preparation and cleansing. Data exchanges refer to ‘curated’ data, which suggests that the suppliers of that data have gone to the trouble of estimating missing fields, reigning in outliers, and...

Optimizing Online Ads with Data

  In the years since “big data” became a term, the scope of what data can do to enhance your business has changed and evolved. If you own a business, you likely are paying for some kind of online advertising. Google Ads, social media advertising, and any other...

Personal Reflections on the Geo-Spatial World

I started my undergraduate degree in geography in the late 1970’s, but lest you think I roamed free with the dinosaurs, I admit to being slightly underage for a college freshman and most species were likely already extinct. It was an exciting time in geography as the...

June 2022 Round-Up

At the end of each month, the AGS team looks back at articles and blog posts that we saw this month that stood out to us. Some are from news agencies, and many come from our partners, but not all use our data. Here is the round-up from June 2022. Cubit Planning Lots...

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Finding the Rebels-Happy 4th of July

On July 4, 1776, the Second Continental Congress voted to adopt the Declaration of Independence, freeing the 13 colonies from the monarchy of Britain. For King George III, it was basically a declaration of war, but for the colonies, now free, independent states, it...

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Wildfire Season 2022

The talk of a bad wildfire season is everywhere in the news, as 3 million acres of U.S. land has already been burned this year due to wildfires. With extreme heat warnings across the country and low amounts of rainfall, this summer could be brutal for wildfires. Here...

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Quirky Geography: Commonwealth Versus State

Geographic naming conventions can be delightfully quirky. The United States of America is a federation of States. Well, except for the four that aren’t because they are Commonwealths. Is there something special about Kentucky which makes it a Commonwealth rather than...

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The Statistics of National Dog Bite Awareness Week

We are berated with all kinds of holidays and awareness weeks, but did you know that last week was National Dog Bite Awareness Week? That’s right, it’s your favorite week put on by the United States Postal Service. I wait every year for this flyer to come in the mail,...

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2022A Release

This week, our latest data release has made its debut. We’ve been previewing bits and pieces of the release, along with the challenges presented by the 2020 Census, for the last few weeks. Below is a summary of the release highlights, with the links to read the full...

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