Helen Thompson
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I'm the Distinguished Product Engineer for Business Analyst and GeoEnrichment. I've spent 30 years working with clients to apply spatial methods and analysis to enable their organizations to thrive. I'm passionate about the opportunities to solve challenges big and small. Customer insight and feedback drive our product and industry strategies at Esri.

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An introduction to the new color-coded layers in ArcGIS Business Analyst Pro

Learn about the new multi-geography smart mapping capabilities in ArcGIS Business Analyst Pro 3.3.

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Updated U.S. geographic boundaries in ArcGIS Business Analyst (June 2024)

With the June 2024 data release, there are boundary changes to a few U.S. geography types used in ArcGIS Business Analyst Web App.

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Upcoming data deprecation in ArcGIS Business Analyst Web App and ArcGIS Community Analyst (June 2024 release)

In the June 2024 release, the Esri 2021 and Esri 2022 data sources will be deprecated in ArcGIS Business Analyst Web App.

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An authoritative guide to hexagons in Business Analyst: Data enrichment

An overview of data enrichment for hexagons using Business Analyst Web App.

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An authoritative guide to hexagons in Business Analyst: Mapping and analysis

A practical guide to using hexagons for mapping and analysis in Business Analyst Web App.

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An authoritative guide to hexagons in Business Analyst: The basics

An introduction to hexagons as a geography option in ArcGIS Business Analyst.

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Performing principal component analysis (PCA) to determine weights for index indicators

This blog article outlines the process of performing PCA using Python.

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Best practices for using frequently changing geographies in Business Analyst custom data

Many geographies, like postal boundaries, change frequently. When used for analysis this can create problems when vintages change.

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What’s new with business data in ArcGIS Business Analyst | June 2023

Find out what's new with Data Axle business data in ArcGIS Business Analyst.

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