Diana Lavery

Diana loves working with data! She has over a decade of experience as a practitioner of demography, sociology, economics, policy analysis, and GIS - making her a true social science quantoid. Diana holds a BA in quantitative economics and an MA in applied demography. She is a senior product engineer on ArcGIS Living Atlas of the World's Policy Maps team. Diana enjoys strong coffee and clean datasets, usually simultaneously.

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Industry-specific American Community Survey (ACS) layers now in ArcGIS Living Atlas

New layers powered by the American Community Survey (ACS) for child well-being, senior well-being, and emergency response are in Living Atlas.

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Transform your layers’ value with more functional attribute field names, aliases, and descriptions

Help yourself and others when publishing a layer in ArcGIS Online by giving your attributes consistent field names and descriptive aliases.

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Make several nuanced policy maps from one ArcGIS Living Atlas layer

Each of the American Community Survey layers in ArcGIS Living Atlas can show multiple aspects of a subject.

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ArcGIS Living Atlas of the World Items from Federal Agencies in 2019

2019 was a great year for ArcGIS Living Atlas of the World. Many federal agencies shared their layers and resources with GIS analysts worldwide.

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Updates Coming to American Community Survey Living Atlas Layers

In December 2019, the American Community Survey layers in ArcGIS Living Atlas will be updated with the newest 2014-2018 data from the Census.

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Embed your web map into your organization’s website

Configure your web map to appear the way you want on any website.

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Pivot rows of long tabular data to columns for joining to features

Reshape long data to wide data by using my newest favorite geoprocessing tool: Pivot Table.

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Top 10 Tips for Policy Mapping

Learn easy ways to make your maps clear when mapping public policy topics. These 10 easy tips will help your maps tell a strong policy story.

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Configurable Apps Create More Interest in Your Maps

Take ten minutes to configure an app to draw attention to your web maps!

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