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    Cameron Banowsky
    @cbanowsky
    what data files do I need to make something meaningful?
    Logan
    @logantpowell
    please elaborate
    Cameron Banowsky
    @cbanowsky
    I literally just launched app, so i guess what is starting point for a data visualization?
    just generally speaking
    Logan
    @logantpowell
    that's a hard question to answer, it depends on what you want to show and the tools you're using. With Tableau, we've generally seen people converting the json to .csv and then uploading
    with Tableau 10.2 you can also upload shapefiles
    Cameron Banowsky
    @cbanowsky
    ok that’s basically what i needed to know thank you. oh cool. I will get back to work. So much appreciated
    sancao
    @sancao
    hi there!, how can i call api to get KML of zip code five digits (such as: 85001,85002.....)
    Logan
    @logantpowell
    @sancao TigerWeb doesn't provide KML, but you can take the payload and translate it using something like terraformer (terraformer.io) you can also download Census ZIP code tabulation areas here https://www.census.gov/geo/maps-data/data/cbf/cbf_zcta.html
    "Jake"
    @JacobHorne
    SC county data, looking for JSON
    can someone point me in the right direction, I'm a bit of a novice
    Logan
    @logantpowell
    Hi @JacobHorne, check out census.gov/developers for documentation overview... we have LOTS of data available at the county level
    Logan Powell
    @loganpowell
    viraj-nimble
    @viraj-nimble
    Hi, I want to populate the address within city limit or not. How can i do that with API?
    for i.e. My city is Wenatchee,WA. if i send "820 S. Wenatchee Avenue, Wenatchee, WA 98801" it will give me data or true because it is within city limit, but if i send "2951 Mission Ridge Road, Wenatchee, WA 98801" it should return false. Hope you get an idea what i want.
    viraj-nimble
    @viraj-nimble
    I do not want all the data like Tom Arnold on map, I just want true or false.
    Logan Powell
    @loganpowell
    @viraj-nimble I'm not sure I understand your request. If you're looking for a service that can tell you if an address is within a city limit, you'll not be able to find that on the Census side. We have a geocoder, but it will just return the city for an address you submit a query for
    you would have to check if it matches a desired city on your end
    Robb
    @rgf207
    Hi Everyone. Just found this site and was hoping I could get a question answered. I'm looking to display demographic data for the area around a given address. Is this possible with the citysdk ?
    Logan Powell
    @loganpowell
    @rgf207 yes
    Robb
    @rgf207
    Excellent. Thank you
    Logan Powell
    @loganpowell
    you're welcome, let me know if you have any issues
    Farhan Syed
    @farhansyed77
    Greetings everyone. Excited to find this page!
    Logan
    @logantpowell
    Welcome
    Shawn Choleva
    @ShawnCholeva
    Hey all, I am looking to get historical population data per city in North America. Is this something I can acquire here?
    Logan Powell
    @loganpowell
    @ShawnCholeva if you're looking for data per Census Place (closest thing we have to city), you're best bet is to use the ACS 1-year for a historical study
    we have these from 2011 - 2016
    Shawn Choleva
    @ShawnCholeva
    Or more how are they getting the historical population data for each place from 1990-2016
    Logan Powell
    @loganpowell
    @ShawnCholeva Census doesn't host data going that far back in our API, but you can hit up IPUMS for it! https://www.nhgis.org/
    Shawn Choleva
    @ShawnCholeva
    @loganpowell Awesome, thank you for the help!
    Maxfield Green
    @greensthm_twitter
    hi Im wondering how to access the urlAccess codes for state level queries
    Logan Powell
    @loganpowell
    @greensthm_twitter are you using citysdk?
    Logan Powell
    @loganpowell
    @/all We're looking for beta testers for some new API features at Census. If you're interested, PM me!
    r
    @ryanrussell

    @loganpowell CitySDK hosted at commerce still appears to be down. I tried installing the citysdk from instructions at https://github.com/uscensusbureau/citysdk/wiki/Node-API-Server-Setup ... but I get two errors on gulp:
    https://gist.github.com/ryanrussell/6cc161b84539b720b06968ae69c8e5ea

    Any idea if those build instructions valid for Node 9.5.0? Any suggestions are greatly appreciated!

    Logan Powell
    @loganpowell
    Hi @ryanrussell those instructions are about a year old. I'm sorry, but you may have to use pellet
    Old
    Older libraries
    r
    @ryanrussell
    @loganpowell Thank you, I will try. Do you happen to have CitySDK installed on a server that you could post a viable node/npm/babel version from? If there's any way to append that readme with those details, it will help others and maybe prevent this Q/A from repeating itself. Meanwhile, if I can get it working, I'll post version info back to the channel. Thanks again.
    Logan Powell
    @loganpowell
    @ryanrussell Unfortunately, funding for CitySDK (and thus development) dried up before we were able to put together an NPM package for it. We plan on revisiting and remedying this in the future, but not the near.
    idealtraits-dev
    @idealtraits-dev
    Hi, I successfully implemented CitySDK and fetched the data from census api but today my apikey becomes invalid. I tried to sign up again but not getting activation email. Please help me.
    Logan Powell
    @loganpowell
    @idealtraits-dev I'm sorry to hear you're having problems even after getting up and running with CitySDK. The API went down over the weekend, but should be back online. Are you able to operate now?
    idealtraits-dev
    @idealtraits-dev
    @loganpowell Thank you so much for your update. Yes I'm able to operate now.
    Logan Powell
    @loganpowell
    @idealtraits-dev good to hear. How are you using the CitySDK?
    mitchp12
    @mitchp12
    Hi, I'm needing to collect the following data: State Code (2pos), City Code(3 pos), Tract (6pos), County Code (3pos), Block (3pos) MSA Code (5 pos). I have found the API @ geocoding.geo.census.gov/geocoder/geographies/... and was able to get the State, Tract, County & Block Group. I have no idea what the 3 pos City field would be & I was unable to locate the MSA in the returned data from this API. Can someone advise me where to obtain the MSA data? Any ideas what could be the 3 pos City besides an airport code?
    idealtraits-dev
    @idealtraits-dev
    Hello, We are not getting census data today [ SEP 6] and we are receiving "Internal server error". we used to receive the data properly before. Please let me know whether the census server is down. Thank you
    Logan Powell
    @loganpowell
    @idealtraits-dev what's your call?
    idealtraits-dev
    @idealtraits-dev
    we are calling the below url