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kroty
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11/29/11 01:07 PM
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I've been using mapwindows gis for a lot of my needs, but I have a new challenge that I need a solution for:


I'd like to overlay block level census data onto political districts and assign the data from the best fitting census block onto the political district. This way I can have a rough estimate of the demographics of each small political district. What types of gis tools do I need to do this? I'd prefer it to be gui based and cheap (under $3-400) or free. Thanks in advance for the help. 





rock18567
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03/15/12 01:40 AM
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I am waiting to hear the answer.





scrabblehack
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03/16/12 12:24 PM
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What sort of political districts are we talking about?  Congressional, state senate, state house, city/ward? 


I suppose it doesn't matter; only in the smallest communities is one census block going to consist of one township council seat, for instance. 


I think what you might be asking is "Of the dozens/hundreds of census blocks in a political district, which one is the most typical?"  But then you're not asking that at all.


You're asking for a rough estimate for the demographics of each political district. 


Census.gov has much of that already done for you - but then that's probably where you got your input data.   


 





sophiesmith
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10/04/16 11:13 PM
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ggod question i also suffer from it






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