Diana Lavery

(she/her/hers) Diana loves working with data. She has over a decade of experience as a practitioner of demography, sociology, economics, policy analysis, and GIS. 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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County-level Gross Domestic Product (GDP) by industry now available

A feature layer and an atlas of maps of GDP are some of the newest Living Atlas items available to you.

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The Importance of Margins of Error and Mapping

Surveyed data, like Census' ACS, contains a margin of error for each estimate. Learn what this error means and how to map it effectively.

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Update attribute field aliases from a lookup table in ArcGIS Pro

Have field names and corresponding aliases stored as a two-column lookup table or data dictionary? Apply those aliases with our script tool.

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Citations and references for sources in ArcGIS StoryMaps

There are multiple ways to include scientific sources in ArcGIS StoryMaps.

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Use Arcade geometry functions with FeatureSets to provide spatial context

Present information from other layers in your pop-ups, such as lists of nearby schools or stores, using FeatureSets and geometry functions.

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Reveal demographic trends over time with American Community Survey layers in Living Atlas

Many 2010 - 2014 ACS layers have been added to Living Atlas which allow comparisons to the most recent 2015 - 2019 values.

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What’s New with Census ACS Living Atlas layers (December 2020)

Access the most current American Community Survey (ACS) data within ArcGIS Living Atlas of the World.

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Updates coming to American Community Survey Living Atlas layers (Fall 2020)

In December 2020, the American Community Survey layers in ArcGIS Living Atlas will be updated with the newest 2015-2019 data from the Census.

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Ocean Plastics – “You can’t manage what you can’t measure”

Since the 1950s, it is estimated that 8.3 billion tons of plastics have been produced. Today only 9% of that plastic is recycled....

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