Database Source Change For 2021

After many years of working directly with Infogroup, now Data-Axle, Applied Geographic Solutions is making a change to our core source data for our Business Counts database. Effective January 1, 2021, we will be switching over to the Business dmPlus™ database, offered...

Unemployment Estimates after Ten Months

Earlier this week, we released our fortieth edition of the weekly unemployment estimates that we started at the beginning of the COVID-19 crisis. We naively thought that the crisis – or at least the employment effects of it – would be but an unpleasant blip in the...

Pandemics and Geography

The COVID-19 pandemic has attracted the attention of many data scientists who have happily set off to apply their methods to epidemiology, and unwittingly have waded directly into the complex issues which ‘quantitative geography’ often painfully learned of some...

Consumer Expenditures Overview

Understanding both consumer demand and the existing retail landscape are vital to successful retail network planning. The AGS Consumer Expenditures database helps retailers estimate demand for any given product in any given area. The Consumer Expenditure database...

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Consumer Expenditures: Elderly Care Expenditures

This week as we look at the Consumer Expenditures database, it is helpful to look at a specific example. We looked at elderly care expenditures by household nationwide to show how this database functions. The number of households reporting these expenditures is fairly...

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25 Years of AGS- Elyse’s Perspective

I don’t think it’s any big secret that I (Elyse Menger Robinson, Director of Marketing) am Gary Menger’s youngest child. After many years in non-profit fundraising, I took an offer to come work for the family business at the end of 2019 and haven’t looked back. As AGS...

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Database Source Change For 2021

After many years of working directly with Infogroup, now Data-Axle, Applied Geographic Solutions is making a change to our core source data for our Business Counts database. Effective January 1, 2021, we will be switching over to the Business dmPlus™ database, offered...

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2020 Reflections and 2021: Looking Ahead

2020 Reflections Throughout history, the regular appearance of pandemics has had a profound effect on the cultures and nations in their paths. While certainly not yet on the level of those plagues that toppled empires, the COVID-19 epidemic will likely be remembered...

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Census 2020 Updates

As data lovers, 2020 was slated to be an exciting year with the 2020 Census. Of course, like everything else this year, the Census was disrupted by COVID-19. While the count started on January 21st in remote Alaska, it took many more months to complete the count than...

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