Community Analyst API enables users and developers to build custom web, desktop, and mobile applications that access the detailed data and color-coded maps available within web applications but with the custom user interface and user experience they require. Developers can leverage thousands of included demographic, health, crime, and business data variables to create applications that provide detailed information on communities and neighborhoods.
Developers have complete control over the accessible data and specific geographic areas that are available for viewing both internally and by the public, allowing anyone to quickly generate their own reports and analyses, increasing transparency and freeing up valuable in-house resources.
Through the API, developers have access to comprehensive, accurate, and up-to-date data on people, communities, and businesses for any region of the United States. Data can be aggregated and summarized at 10 geography levels or specified by polygon, drive time, or distance. Community Analyst automatically aggregates and accurately summarizes the data regardless of the size or shape of the area being analyzed. Information is provided as presentation-ready PDFs, Microsoft Excel spreadsheets, or XML streams, allowing maximum flexibility in creating custom applications.
The API provides everything needed to create a fully interactive web application:
To try Community Analyst API free for 30 days, visit esri.com/ca. A variety of resources are available on the website, including blogs and code samples, to help users get up and running quickly.