Using CV XE GIS: New GIS Start-up Project

.. expanding insights through data analytics ..  a new CV XE GIS start-up project, described in this section, is now part of the CV XE GIS installer. The latest GIS project uses U.S. national scope shapefiles newly developed as of April 2016. You can immediately start using this GIS project in a production manner. See more below. Join in the weekly Data Analytics Lab sessions where structure and use of this project and shapefiles are discussed. See the Web version of this section.

It is recommended that existing users re-install the CV XE GIS software. In addition to the new US1 GIS project, there are software updates. Software updates and related applications will be reviewed in upcoming blog sections focused on “Using CV XE GIS.”

Join the ProximityOne User Group and start using the new US1 GIS project — included with all versions of CV XE GIS software.

National scope state, metro and county layers are all active upon start-up. States are transparent showing only boundaries. Metros/CBSAs reflect a query that has been set to show only the largest 10 metros (based on 2015 population). The county layer shows a thematic pattern map of the population percent change between 2010 and 2015.

CV XE GIS US1 Project Start-up View
The start-up view shows a thematic pattern map of percent population change, 2010-2015.  Click graphic shown below for a larger. more detailed view. Expand browser window for best quality larger graphic viewing.

– View developed using CV XE GIS and related GIS project.

The US1 GIS project includes these shapefiles/resources:
• U.S. by State
• U.S. by Core-Based Statistical Area (CBSA) – 929 metropolitan areas
• U.S. by County – 3,142 county areas
• OpenStreetMaps Web-based tiling layer
• each shapefile includes integrated Census 2010 population and annual population estimates 2010 through 2015.

Full User Interface View

The legend panel, shown below at left of map window, includes seven layers. Five layers are checked on; this results in
the layer being displayed in the map window. The metros and counties layers are included twice; the upper, unchecked, layer is set to show area names as labels.

• Use the navigation tools to zoom to an area of interest.
.. for example, zoom-in to the Houston metro (click for larger view).
• Determine which counties, metros or states are changing most rapidly.
.. and how they are changing.
• Use the latest official population estimates.
• Easily compare county components of a metro to total metro.
• Use the navigation tools to zoom to an area of interest.
.. for example, zoom-in to the Houston metro (any metro).
• Use layer editor tools to add labels, modify intervals/colors, change/add patterns and more.
.. for example, check-on the county labels layer to easily view county names..
• Add other layers showing different types of geography and subject matter.
• Integrate other types of subject matter into the existing shapefiles.

Join me in a Data Analytics Lab session to discuss more details about accessing and using wide-ranging demographic-economic data and data analytics. Learn more about using these data for areas and applications of interest.

About the Author
— Warren Glimpse is former senior Census Bureau statistician responsible for innovative data access and use operations. He is also the former associate director of the U.S. Office of Federal Statistical Policy and Standards for data access and use. He has more than 20 years of experience in the private sector developing data resources and tools for integration and analysis of geographic, demographic, economic and business data. Contact Warren. Join Warren on LinkedIn.

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