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Freeway Drive Time Enhancements: Road Classifications

Posted by on Jun 18, 2020 in Blog | No Comments

For over twenty years, the Freeway drive time system has been an integral component in many of the leading site analytics platforms. Recently, we introduced the new Freeway Global system that expands analysis to the remotest parts of the planet. For those familiar with Freeway in the United States and Canada, you were not forgotten! […]

Climatological Estimates: Details Matter

Posted by on Jun 11, 2020 in Blog | No Comments

Here in southern California, it has always been a source of frustration that bathing suits and shorts seem to disappear off retail shelves long before locals have abandoned the beach for the winter. Automated merchandising can certainly help, but only if the data on which it is based is sufficiently detailed to capture the abrupt […]

Changing Methodology of Crime Reporting

Posted by on Jun 4, 2020 in Blog | No Comments

For twenty years, AGS has relied upon the summary information available in the FBI’s annual UCR (Uniform Crime Reports) data as the basis for our popular CrimeRisk data, which estimates the relative risk for major crimes at the block level. The FBI will be migrating to a new system, NIBRS (National Incident Based Reporting System) […]

Soccer: An Expanding U.S. Market

Posted by on Jun 4, 2020 in Blog | No Comments

While not as popular in the United States as in other parts of the world, there are pockets of the country that are home to some serious soccer fans. Currently there are 23 U.S. men’s clubs in Major League Soccer, with 4 more teams slated to join the MLS in the next 3 years. There […]

Dialysis Centers: Access and Demand

Posted by on May 28, 2020 in Blog | No Comments

Nationwide, there are 7,000 dialysis centers, according to data.medicare.gov. According to the National Kidney Foundation, 37 million people in the U.S. have chronic kidney disease, about 15% of the adult population. We wanted to know the accessibility of dialysis centers to those that need it, and the demand for those centers. For both of these […]

Median Income

Posted by on May 21, 2020 in Uncategorized | No Comments

The median income for households is the point at which one-half of the households have a higher income, and one half a lower income. To be an exact measure, we would need to know the exact incomes of each household in an area. While we do not know this, we utilize the cumulative counts of […]

Snapshot Features: Contextual Trade Areas

Posted by on May 21, 2020 in Uncategorized | No Comments

Many of the largest retail operations have long recognized that the likely trade area size of a particular location is highly dependent upon its locational context. For example, a coffee shop is likely to have a much larger trade area in a suburban area than in a central business district. Typically, the context is defined […]

Dog Lovers Mapped

Posted by on May 14, 2020 in Blog | No Comments

Dogs. They bring so much joy to our lives, especially during these uncertain times. But can we map man’s best friend? We looked at our MRI data, and based on Panorama segmentation, mapped out households most likely to have a large dog (>60 lbs.) and those most likely to have a small dog (<10 lbs.). […]

Understanding the 2020 Census: Differential Privacy

Posted by on May 14, 2020 in Blog | No Comments

The United States census has always required that its respondents cannot be identified from any tabulation published during the lifetime of those respondents. Over time, the level of geographic detail published by the Census Bureau has been greatly enhanced – with the introduction of census tracts, block groups, and the highly detailed block level. With […]

Spatial Analysis: Diversity and Segregation

Posted by on May 7, 2020 in Blog | No Comments

There has been much discussion in recent years extolling the virtues of ethnic diversity in cities, especially as it relates to the richness of urban life. Metropolitan areas like New York, Chicago, and Los Angeles offer a richness of diverse cultural and culinary experiences that few cities can rival. Often, however, this richness at a […]