Some planners have big projects in dense urban areas, and they need a Census block map with labels. The current Cubit Planning record is a project with over 954 Census geographies (blocks, block groups, tracts, counties, places and state). We’ve heard from you lucky researchers who have these large projects that the current Cubit Census block map is difficult to read. So we’ve changed how these Census block maps work. Try the new maps for free!
New Census Block Maps
By labeling Census Blocks as A1 instead of by their FIPS numbers, maps of dense urban areas are now easier to understand. Below the map is a key that shows Census Block A1 = FIPS number.
If you have a paid Cubit account and a project that you’ve already created, you’ll need to click on the Edit Project button and then Save to refresh your maps to see the new labels and the map key.
- Maps are faster. We’ve changed our loading message from “Loading… good things come to those who wait… for up to 60 seconds.” to “Loading… good things come to those who wait… for up to 30 seconds.”
- You print the map and the shapefile from the /project page instead of the data report page.
This summer we’ve been focused on improving Cubit’s maps based on feedback from our users–like the earlier Geocoder addition. Please yell at us in the comments or send me an email with how we can improve maps specifically & Cubit in general.
Got a bigger project than 954 Census geographies? We’d love for you to beat our current record holder. Not sure how many geographies are in your project area?Use Cubit for free, and it’ll tell you how many geographies are in your project area.