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can I get demographic data at 1, 3, and 5 mile radius?

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    rmchugh is offline Junior Member White Belt
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    can I get demographic data at 1, 3, and 5 mile radius?

    Can I get this data in mappoint with respect to an exact address in Mappoint?

    thanks,
    Rob

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    Wilfried is offline Senior Member Black Belt
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    Hi,

    FindAddressResults give you the Location of your address, and FindNearby tive you the points of interest near that address. Is that what you want ?

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    rmchugh is offline Junior Member White Belt
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    sounds like what I want, not sure though.

    I want to be able to enter in an address, then have it search out various demographics within a certain radius of that address.

    For example, lets say I enter in the address, can I get the population within 1 mile of that address? Then get it within 3 miles, and even 5 miles?

    thanks,
    Rob

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    Wilfried is offline Senior Member Black Belt
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    Hi,

    I want to be able to enter in an address, then have it search
    this you can with FindAddressResults, it give you a Location objct back.

    out various demographics within a certain radius of that address.
    Sorry but I dont understeand what you means by "demo graphics"

    can I get the population within 1 mile of that address?
    Please do a search on "population" this thing regulary comes back in this forum. I cannot answer because I use Mappoint for other things.

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    Mohamed is offline Member Green Belt
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    Hi,

    Some tricks from my experience with getting demographics from MapPoint

    1 I use this code to get the information I want by looping from 1 to 39

    objDataSet = objMap.DataSets.GetDemographics(geoCountryFrance)
    objField = objDataSet.Fields.item(i)
    // ( i = represents the information you want , Population for instance = 2 , you have 39 kinds of demographic information in Mappoint Europe )

    cName = objDataSet.Fields.item(i).Name
    objDataMap = objDataSet.DisplayDataMap(geoDataMapTypeShadedCirc le,objField, ...
    geoShowByPostal1, geoCombineByNone, ...
    geoRangeTypeDiscreteEqualRanges, geoRangeOrderDefault, 15)

    objDataMap.LegendTitle = cName

    2 Mappoint gives the information for the whole COUNTRY

    3 You have to create your drivetimezone ( X miles or Y minutes from the pushpin representing your address )

    4 When you export to Excel , you will have only the demographics representing your area ( 1 , 2 or X miles frome your address ).

    I hope you can get some ideas from my litterature!
    When I did a geomarketing study in the zone where I've installed my second Point of Sale, I've found this very useful.

    You can use the same system to extract the POI's as suggested by Wilfried.

    Regards

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    Re: can I get demographic data at 1, 3, and 5 mile radius?

    Quote Originally Posted by rmchugh View Post
    Can I get this data in mappoint with respect to an exact address in Mappoint?

    thanks,
    Rob

    I recently ran into the same problem. Originally, I tried to import ZIPs for a state to mappoint and then use QueryShape() to query ZIPs within a radius. To minimize the overhead of importing, a mappoint file was created with a built-in demo data displayed. However, when applying QueryShape() to such a map, an access denied exception was thrown. After a quick search, the following explanation shows the differences between a default demo data and imported data:

    ================================================== ===
    excerpt from MapPoint 2006 help file
    ================================================== ===
    Using MapPoint demographic data
    MapPoint gives you access to its built-in demographic data through the DataSet object. However, there are some differences between a demographic data set and one that you have imported or linked to. First, you access a demographic data set differently than you do an external data set. You use the GetDemographics method to create a new demographic data set, as in the following code.
    Set objDemoDataSet = objDataSets.GetDemographicsThis code creates a data set that you can use to query the field information or create a data map on. However, you cannot query any of the records of a demographics data set. Calling any of the query methods will fail. Also, because this data set has no representation on the map, it is not part of the DataSets collection, although you do use the DataSets collection to create it. If you then create a data map, the demographic data set will appear in the DataSets collection. You can create as many demographic data sets as you need.
    ================================================== ===

    In short, imported data is different from the default demo data. In order to make the default demo act like an imported one, the following procedure is applied:

    1. Create a MapPoint file and display a built-in demo data, say Area in Square Miles. Save it as zip_template.ptm.

    2. Draw a huge radius (or rectangle) shape to cove the entire U.S. and export all the data to an excel file, namely zip.xls.

    3. Create another new MapPoint file and import zip.xls. Name the file as zip.ptm.

    With these being done, even though zip.ptm and zip_template.ptm look the same, they are fundamentally different in a sense that QueryShape() can be applied to zip.ptm but cannot to zip_template.ptm.

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    Re: can I get demographic data at 1, 3, and 5 mile radius?

    Hello Everybody.
    I am looking for the same data for my business plan.

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