Esri Demographics

What's New in Esri Demographics (December 2018)

The December ArcGIS Online release includes data updates for several countries.

Canada

In December, the 2018 Canada data update will be completed with 267 additional Census 2016 variables. Read more about the data from Environics Analytics in What’s New in Canada Demographics and access Release Notes, Technical Documents, and other resources on the Canada documentation page. See the Release column in the Canada Attribute List. (“2” indicates it was released in the December online release.)

Important notes about the 2018 data update for Canada:

United States

Germany

Asia

The following countries were updated with new demographic data (from 2016 to 2018) from Michael Bauer Research GmbH, and improved Settlement Points methodology was implemented:

Improvements to the data in these countries may result in differences to demographic analysis. Care should be taken when comparing results with analyses created in prior years.

North & South America

The following countries were updated with new demographic data (from 2016 to 2018) from Michael Bauer Research GmbH, and improved Settlement Points methodology was implemented:

Africa & Oceania

The following countries were updated with new demographic data (from 2016 to 2018) from Michael Bauer Research GmbH, and improved Settlement Points methodology was implemented:

Other Improvements

The following 10 countries are receiving improved Settlement Points methodology which can impact how data is apportioned. Settlement Points are an estimate of likelihood of settlement at low geographic levels (approximately 75m grids). They are used in the aggregation engine (in the GeoEnrichment Service) to apportion and summarize data for both standard and custom areas. While there are no updates to the demographic data, the improvements may result in differences to demographic analysis performed in the following countries:

 

 

How will these updates affect me?

For the Ready-to-Use Living Atlas Maps User within ArcGIS Online

Demographic layers and maps for the countries mentioned above are updated.

For the Business Analyst and Community Analyst User

Business Analyst and Community Analyst users can access the updated data through reports, infographics, and maps. The complete attribute list for each country is accessible through the data browser contained in the application.

For the Data Enrichment user in ArcGIS Online or ArcGIS Maps for Office

The December 2018 update provides access to the datasets shown above. For a detailed explanation of new or deleted attributes in datasets, see the Release Notes for each country.

For the Developer using the REST endpoints of the GeoEnrichment Service

The underlying datasets of the REST endpoints of the GeoEnrichment Service were updated in December 2018. Some of the changes to the REST endpoints included in this release are:

  1. Changes to the layer IDs of the administrative/statistical boundaries.
  2. Changes to the layer names of the administrative/statistical boundaries.
  3. Changes to attributes/analysis variables including additions and deletions.

Because of updates to the underlying data, users of the GeoEnrichment Service may need to update these items in the query parameters of REST requests to the service from their apps. To view the updated REST endpoints, you will need to access the GeoEnrichment Service with a developer or organizational account, using a token request.

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Lucy is a product manager for Esri's Demographic, Spending, Lifestyle, and Business data.

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