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2020

July


Updates to Census API Data Conversions and Browsing


Data Profile Tables (e.g. DP05, etc.) now supported.
Added option to ignore data before a certain date to accommodate Survey Variable definition changes.


The US Census Bureau has officially de-commissioned (AFF) American Fact Finder effective March 31, 2020! Access to Census data must now all be done through their Census.gov API. Furthermore, as of now there are no effective data browsing tools at the Census that reliably identify their data locations. This all means...

March


Covid-19 Topics

Covid-19 - Call for Data Sources
Covid-19 - dataZoa API Open to All
Covid-19 - dataZoa Tools for Data Gathering and Sharing



US Census AFF (American Fact Finder) pages de-commissioned at end of Month

The US Census Bureau has officially de-commissioned (AFF) American Fact Finder effective March 31, 2020! Access to Census data must now all be done through their Census.gov API. Furthermore, as of now there are no effective data browsing tools at the Census that reliably identify their data locations. This all means...

2019

October

Provisioning

Wildcard domain names for all of *.datazoa.com for enhanced hosting options
Calculation processing power raised for reduced latency on dZCalcs

May

dZWidgets

Create Widgets from dZCorkboard
Add Widgets to dZBoards
Shading and 3-D effects default Off

2018

October

New data source: International Trade Administration

The dZ-Dot now supports the TradeStats Express site.
This site offers annual export data for individual US metropolitan areas which can be broken down by:

  • NAICS
  • Trade Partner
  • County
  • 3-Digit ZIP Code
  • Percent of State Exports

July

Display Widgets (based on Highcharts) available to all users

February

Responsive Design features released to all users

Advanced dZBoard settings now available to all Commercial account holders

January

DataZoa API version 2.0 Beta Release

Documentation here.

New functionality includes:

  • Display manipulation (create/delete/clone/modify tables, charts, etc.)
  • Transfer ownership of displays among Related Accounts
  • Trigger ComputeCloud re-evaluations explicitly after series updates
  • Enumerate all usages (cross-references) of a series

2017

September

dataZoa version 2.2 user interface is now the default for new accounts

  • Note for certain .edu domains: The default UI for new accounts remains at 2.0 to maintain compatibility with course materials and examples.

Existing users are strongly encouraged to try out the 2.2 User Interface!

  • The dataZoa version 2.2 user interface offers a significant upgrade both capabilities and appearance
  • Some highlights: Integrated documentation Wiki, File upload wizard, dZ-Dot tuning options by data source
  • Accounts opened after September 1, 2017 are already at this version by default
  • You can switch to/from new interface version via the Profile/Preferences menu

August

Invitation codes no longer required for new accounts

dZTourist temporary guest accounts offered, no sign-up needed

June

Enhancements to BLS OES (Occupational Employment Statistics) Data Handling

OES data is not technically maintained as time series data by the BLS. Nevertheless, dataZoa has always been capable of constructing time series out of the individual yearly observations. Until recently, the dataZoa was able to reach back as far as five years, but no further. Recent changes now allow for considerable enhancement.

Highlights:

  • dataZoa will now pull together OES series as far back as 1999.
  • We have migrated the date time-stamps of the yearly observations from from mid-year (May) to start-of-year (Jan) to be consistent with the BLS, which does not mark the month at all.
  • Relatedly, the November updates that happened in a few years are now also attriuted to start-of-year (Jan) to be consistent with the BLS.
  • A number of meta-data fields (such as the various occupation and area codes) are now explicit in the data rather than simply left in the data titles.

May

New dataZoa Publisher:  Florida

Florida State University - Center for Economic Forecasting and Analysis (CEFA)

New dataZoa Publisher:  Oregon

Portland State University, Northwest Economic Research Center (NERC)

New dataZoa Publisher:  Tennessee

The Memphis Economy / University of Memphis Sparks BBER</li>


April

File Upload Wizard

For uploading typical ..xls, .csv, .txt files.

First time through, answer questions as you go. After a successful upload, save specs as a template so that similar files can be updated and uploaded again and again with minimum effort and maximum reliability.

March

New data source: Bloomberg

The dZ-Dot now supports the Bloomberg, LLP site.

This site offers weekly data on a variety of subjects, including:

  • Currencies
  • Equities
  • Stock prices for specific exchanges
  • Bonds
  • Indexes

February

dataZoa docwiki offered in Beta

dataZoa version 2.2 user interface offered in Beta

2016

November

New data source: Census Small Area Health Insurance Estimates (SAHIE)

Responsive Design Support

May

dZ-Dot support for Opera browser

2015

December

Version 1.0 End of Life

April

Version 2.0 is now the default for all new accounts