Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Population Centroids Instead of Geographic Centroids


A research is trying to access DAs population centroids instead of geographic centroids based on DAs area boundaries.

Can these be found in GeoSuite? I’ve looked but it seems to only cover geographic centroids. I guess he can somehow create them with the use of the block population data?? Any chance the Geography Division would know if this is feasible?


Our geography contacts provided the following explanation in response to your question below:

"The DA centroids are population weighted in all of the disseminated products for 2006. This includes GeoSuite 2006 since it uses the X,Y coordinates that are the population weighted DA points."

If you have any other questions, please do not hesitate to contact us.

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