Here are common questions about Community Analyst.
- What type of ArcGIS organization user type and role do I need to use Community Analyst?
- Why can't I login to Community Analyst?
- Why can't I get street addresses in some countries?
- How many points can I import?
- What is a band trade area or site type?
- Why does my custom PDF map look different from the map on the screen?
- How can I display geographic borders and labels on top of color-coded maps?
- How can I rename or edit my previously created sites or layers?
- How can I create reports for the entire United States?
- Why can I find certain ZIP Codes when I use Find Location but not when I search for them as standard geographies?
- Why am I not able to upload and download files from Community Analyst?
- Is the data for the United States only? Can I run reports for other countries?
- Will I need to purchase a separate subscription to access data and reports for the other countries when they are available?
- Is the Census 2010, 1990 and 2000 data available?
- Does the Consumer Spending dataset represent annual amounts spent?
- How can I get my data into Community Analyst?
- What is the daytime population data and where can I find it?
- Where can I find more information about the data included in Community Analyst?
- Is it possible to combine data from different countries?
- In the Employment Infographics panel, how are the percentage of White Collar, Blue Collar and Other employment calculated?
- In the Crime Summary report, how are the Crime index values calculated for custom areas?
You must have a membership in your ArcGIS organization in the form of a Creator or GIS Professional user type, which are the only user types that can be assigned a Community Analyst license. To access most functionalities in Community Analyst, you will need to view, create, and share content, for which you will need an Administrator, Publisher, or User role. The Publisher or Administrator role is required to be able to create new projects - in the User role, many functionalities in the app will be accessible to you only if others in your organization have shared project(s) with you. Your administrator defines the different privileges and permissions which can be a User, Publisher, Administrator, or a custom role. See roles for your organization or contact your administrator. A role defines the privileges that a member has within an organization.
If you have a Viewer, Editor or Field Worker user type in your ArcGIS Organization, or an ArcGIS Public account, you can't login to Community Analyst. To access it, you must have a Creator or GIS Professional user type in your ArcGIS Organization and be assigned a Business Analyst web app license by your Administrator. Learn more.
There are a few countries for which there is no address coverage. The geocoding quality is a function of the degree of street-level address coverage in a country, knowledge of a country's address styles, and geocoding performance for addresses in that country. Countries for which there is no address coverage still provide admin place geocoding but don't provide street-level geocoding. For more information see Geocode coverage.
For Excel files, the maximum file size is 1 MB, but there is no limit on the number of points that can be imported. For zipped shapefiles, the maximum file size is 3 MB, and there is a limit of 100 records. When there are more than 100 records, the first 100 will be imported. Files containing more than 1,000 records can't be imported.
The Create PDF tool uses a special map service to transform the map you are viewing into a print quality, 300 DPI PDF. The layers and features may appear slightly different from the background maps in the application. If you have suggestions for improving the custom PDF maps, use the Feedback form available from the Home tab.
- Click in the Tool Palette to open the Boundaries and Labels dialog.
- Click the check box for the border and/or label you want and it appears on the map.
Why can I find certain ZIP Codes when I use Find Location but not when I search for them as standard geographies?
The United States Postal Service designates some ZIP Codes as non-residential. These ZIP Codes might represent post office boxes or be assigned to a specific organization. Because demographic data is not associated with non-residential ZIP Codes, they can't be selected as a standard geography for mapping or reporting purposes.
With some recent versions of the Chrome browser, having AdBlock or a similar extension installed will prevent you from uploading and downloading files unless these extensions are disabled. Examples of incorrect behavior include, but are not limited to the following:
- Import File will not work.
- Export to Excel will not work from any workflow e.g. Color-Coded Maps, Smart Maps Search, Suitability Analysis, Comparison Reports, Business and Facilities Search.
- Image option under Create PDF or Image will not work.
- You will be able to create and save custom Infographic templates and run them for your sites, but you will not be able to export them.
Will I need to purchase a separate subscription to access data and reports for the other countries when they are available?
- You can import an Excel spreadsheet of addresses or latitude/longitude locations using Maps > Add Data > Import File.
- You can import a shapefile polygon and point data using Maps > Add Data > Import File.
- You can create a web map in ArcGIS and access your map for viewing and analysis using Maps > Add Data > Web Maps and Layers.
- You can create a feature layer in ArcGIS and access it using Maps > Add Data > Custom Data Setup.
Daytime population for the US is data, from Esri, that estimates the number of workers and residents in an area during the day. Use the Data Browser to find daytime population variables or run reports that include daytime population information, for example, Market Profile and Community Profile.
To learn about the data available, visit Data.
No, only the data from the currently selected country will be included in your reports or analysis. For example, if United States is the currently selected country, and you have a site part of which is in Canada, a report run for the site will only include data for the portion of the site that falls within the United States. You can use the country drop-down to change the country.
In the Employment Infographics panel, how are the percentage of White Collar, Blue Collar and Other employment calculated?
Each is expressed as a percentage of the Employed Civilian Population Age 16+ (Esri).
The number of White Collar employed is calculated as the sum of the following variables: Occupation: Management (Esri), Occupation: Business/Financial (Esri), Occupation: Computer/Mathematical (Esri), Occupation: Architecture/Engineering (Esri), Occupation: Life/Physical/Social Science (Esri), Occupation: Community/Social Service (Esri), Occupation: Legal (Esri), Occupation: Education/Training/Library (Esri), Occupation: Arts/Design/Entertainment/Sports/Media (Esri), Occupation: Healthcare Practitioner/Technician (Esri), Occupation: Healthcare Support (Esri), Occupation: Sales and Sales Related (Esri), Occupation: Office/Administrative Support (Esri).
The number of Blue Collar employed is calculated as the sum of the following variables: Occupation: Farming/Fishing/Forestry (Esri), Occupation: Construction/Extraction (Esri), Occupation: Installation/Maintenance/Repair (Esri), Occupation: Production (Esri), Occupation: Transportation/Material Moving (Esri).
The number of Other employed is calculated as the sum of the following variables: Occupation: Protective Service (Esri), Occupation: Food Preparation/Serving Related (Esri), Occupation: Building/Grounds Cleaning/Maintenance (Esri), Occupation: Personal Care/Service (Esri).
Crime index values for custom areas such as rings, drive times, and multiple geographies are calculated as an average weighted index. For example, for a site consisting of 4 block groups BG1 through BG4, the Total Crime Index will be calculated as follows:
|Block Group ID||Total Crime Index||Total Population||Weighted Crime|
|= a + b + c + d|
|Calculated Index =||(726,294/5835) = 124|
= Sum (Weighted Crime) / Sum (Total Population)
Rings, drive time, walk time, and custom polygons sites are treated as a sum of the geographies contained within them, with an apportionment method used for partially contained geographies.
Service credits are the currency used across ArcGIS and are used for specific transactions and types of storage such as storing features, performing analytics, and using premium content. Any ArcGIS software including Business Analyst that interacts with ArcGIS Online can use credits. In Community Analyst, service credits are used for specific actions such as running PDF and Excel reports, exporting infographics in PDF or Dynamic HTML format, exporting analysis results, and more. Some actions do not use credits. Learn more.
You can add additional service credits to your subscription at any time. Additional credits can be purchased from the Esri Store in blocks of 1,000 for $100 ($0.10 per credit).
To see the status of your subscription, verify that you are signed and that you are an administrator of your organization.
- Click Organization.
- Click View Status under the Subscription Status section.
- You can view information about your account including the number of credits remaining.
- You can view statistics for how many credits you have used by service type.