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A Map is Worth a Thousand Reports when Created with AGS Data

Posted by on Mar 26, 2020 in Blog | No Comments
A Map is Worth a Thousand Reports when Created with AGS Data

For over 30 years, clients have been working with MarketMAPS & GbBIS to create an understanding of the impact of geography, location and demographics on their organization. They use our products and services to apply that understanding to better manage operations and achieve their goals. The visual representation of information is a key element to […]

Flattening the Economy

Posted by on Mar 26, 2020 in Blog | No Comments

A black swan event. We have all heard of it, but who could have imagined that the black swan would be a virus running amok, having graciously been given free airline tickets to a globally connected economy. Obviously, nobody saw this coming. On the plus side, we have learned new concepts — social distancing and […]

Census Day is April 1!

Posted by on Mar 26, 2020 in Blog | No Comments

Forget April 15th, for AGS the key date this year is April 1st, the day the census is officially conducted. For most people, the survey instrument came in the mail mid-March, delivered by address each with address specific logon credentials. “Filling out” the census online took very little time, as it really asks very little […]

Why AGS: Historic Census Data

Posted by on Mar 19, 2020 in Blog | No Comments

One of the things that makes AGS so unique as a provider of demographics is our considerable library of historical census data, all on current boundaries. The primary difficulty with temporal analysis of census data is that the geographic “containers” change regularly, making analysis even at the county level difficult because of the successive changes […]

Data in use: Crime and Place App

Posted by on Mar 19, 2020 in Blog | No Comments

From time to time, we will highlight companies that are using our data in unique and innovative ways. Crime and Place is an iOS mobile application that provides neighborhood scale crime risk information nationwide. Perfect for those modern-day explorers who love the road trip to parts unknown, Crime and Place uses AGS’s long trusted CrimeRisk […]

Picking the Pickles off Your Burger

Posted by on Mar 12, 2020 in Blog | No Comments

Many years ago, a major advertising battle between McDonalds and Burger King was started when Burger King promoted the slogan “Have it your way” in the jingle that included the line “special orders don’t upset us”. If that jingle is now playing in your head in an endless loop, we do sincerely apologize, although you […]

Snapshot Formulas

Posted by on Mar 12, 2020 in Blog | No Comments

A data delivery system should, whenever possible, provide the end user with data in the exact format they need. Most systems, however, provide files which are simply counts of all possible variables only, such as the number of females age 35-39 in an area. The entire delivery of data consists of a large number of […]

Demographics and Business Dimensions: The Basics

Posted by on Mar 12, 2020 in Blog | No Comments

The Dimensions databases, both demographic and business, are intended for use in statistical models and for neighborhood description. Both Demographic Dimensions and Business Dimensions are modeling databases at the block group and higher levels of geography that are useful for creating statistical models, site signature reports, and general executive summary information. Unlike discrete neighborhood classification systems […]

Snapshot: Main Features

Posted by on Mar 5, 2020 in Blog | No Comments

We are delighted to announce the availability of Snapshot, an API interface which delivers data on demand for use in a wide range of analytics applications. The initial data library includes six thousand of the most used AGS variables accessed easily with variable lists and report templates. Let’s look at the main features, and some […]

Partner Spotlight: Sites USA

Posted by on Mar 5, 2020 in Blog | No Comments
Partner Spotlight: Sites USA

From time to time, we will be featuring the unique capabilities of our partners. Today, we feature SitesUSA, an industry leader that has been proudly offering AGS data to its subscribers since the year stated with 19! Mapping retailers is vital for success on many commercial real estate projects. If that data is incorrect, any […]