Census Mapping Mashup

  • Paul Hunt
Keywords: census, api, mashup


By mandate, the United States Census Bureau compiles and distributes data on the American population. Open data initiatives have made it possible for users to access and analyze data with simple web-based tools. A new method for requesting data from the Census Bureau is described here, along with two different mapping mashups. Using the technology described in this article, a simple web mapping interface could unlock vast amounts of available data for user exploration.

How to Cite
Hunt, P. (2014). Census Mapping Mashup. Cartographic Perspectives, (76), 67-76. https://doi.org/10.14714/CP76.1252
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