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Spring 2011 Edition
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A free, online web application developed by Esri for mapping geographic datasets is hosted in the Windows Azure DataMarket. The ArcGIS Geospatial viewer, based on the ArcGIS API for Silverlight, lets visitors to the site map and analyze geoenabled data in the DataMarket including Updated Demographics from Esri.
Windows Azure DataMarket is a cloud service that provides a global marketplace for delivering high-quality information in a consistent manner. Microsoft has selected ArcGIS as a foundation for viewing geospatial information in the DataMarket. Application developers and end users can select data, view it on a map, and analyze it with advanced geospatial tools from Esri to make better, more informed decisions.
Variables from Esri's Updated Demographics (2010/2015) data are available from the DataMarket. Developed with industry-leading, benchmarked methodologies, this demographic data identifies areas with characteristics such as high unemployment, rising vacancy rates, reduced consumer spending, changes in income, and increased population diversity. For more information, visit esri.com/azure. For more information about Esri's Updated Demographics, visit esri.com/demographicdata.