Geospatial Analyses (GIS)

An Apple a Day Keeps the Doctor Away

April 27, 2017 / Comments Off on An Apple a Day Keeps the Doctor Away

Basically everyone knows that I love apples. But anyone who really knows me knows my absolute favorite type of apple. While I regularly eat an ordinary Gala or Fuji apple, no type stands a chance against the humongous crispy yellow Opals sold at Trader Joe’s. Are they better than Honeycrisp apples? Yes. Is Trader Joe’s […]

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Step By Step: A Guide on How ESI Uses CARTO

April 17, 2017 / Comments Off on Step By Step: A Guide on How ESI Uses CARTO

The two first posts in our Step-by-Step series demonstrated how ESI uses R for data manipulation and graphing and ESRI to map the economics and demographics of a select geographic area. This third installment will show you how we use CARTO, a GIS and web mapping tool.  Mapping with CARTO Builder Digital mapping is a powerful medium that can quickly […]

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Mapping Banking Data

April 5, 2017 / Comments Off on Mapping Banking Data

Demonstrating the Banking Industry’s Affects on Communities ESI Senior Vice President Lee Huang’s op-ed, How Neighborhoods Could Lose if Trump Succeeds in Rolling Back Bank Reforms, published in Next City demonstrates how reduced access to data could be detrimental to communities across the nation. He makes the case for the transparency and accountability derived from Dodd-Frank as […]

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Step By Step: A Guide to How ESI Uses ESRI

March 24, 2017 / Comments Off on Step By Step: A Guide to How ESI Uses ESRI

The first edition of the Step-by-Step series demonstrated how ESI uses R for data manipulation and graphing. This step in the series will show you one for economic analyses and forecasts. ESRI Business Analyst is an extremely powerful tool that allows us to gather data on geographical areas such as demographics, lifestyle choices and consumer expenditures. To demonstrate the usefulness […]

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NBR’s Vision for Revitalizing North Broad

August 10, 2016 / Comments Off on NBR’s Vision for Revitalizing North Broad

The work performed by the North Broad Renaissance (NBR), a non-profit committed to revitalizing the area stretching from City Hall to Germantown Avenue by creating opportunities for businesses and residents, was recently highlighted in the Philadelphia Business Journal. The article mentions the three goals of NBR’s 5-year plan, called 2020 Vision: create a “health zone” around Temple […]

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Philadelphia Community Sustainability Initiative Report

August 14, 2014 / Comments Off on Philadelphia Community Sustainability Initiative Report

On July 30, 2014, ESI President, Stephen Mullin, The Reinvestment Fund President of Policy Solutions, Ira Goldstein and the City Council’s Housing and Community Development Executive Director, Herb Wetzel, participated in a press conference to announce an innovative, data-driven strategy to measure quality of life indicators in every Philadelphia neighborhood. This conference explained the targeted […]

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