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Welcome to the CDX Technologies April 2017 Newsletter


We are pleased to introduce a new product, CDXGeoData, which makes our location analytics available on software platforms like the Mac.  Our blog article announcing this product can be found here.


CDXZipStream data feeds from the American Community Survey for state, county, ZCTA (ZIP Code), place, and CBSA geographies have also been updated to include the latest data from the Census Bureau.  

CDXGeoData Apps and Web Services


We've just introduced CDXGeoData to expand our offering of location analytics software.  CDXGeoData is a set of spreadsheets apps and web service APIs that work with a variety of software platforms including Windows, the Apple Mac and Linux.  We've designed this product so it can be used by standard business professionals as well as programmers to develop custom desktop or web based applications.  Currently our products CDXZipStream and CDXStreamer only work with Windows versions of Microsoft Excel.  CDXGeoData dramatically expands this coverage


CDXGeoData is not licensed on a per user basis like CDXZipStream.   Any number of users can access the CDXGeoData service with a single API key.  Tokens are used to access CDXGeoData with different levels for each service request.  Simple requests may only require 1 token while more complex analysis like radius analysis will require more.  A free account API key is available that supports up to 1000 tokens each month for development, evaluation and non-profit use.


Our initial release includes API web services that support address correction, ZIP and ZIP+4 lookup, distance, lists and radius calculations.   We've also created a set of 7 Excel spreadsheet apps that work with these services.   These templates have been designed to work both with Excel for the Mac and well as Excel for Windows.  Just enter your API key and paste in your data to get the reports you need.


If you have one of our current products you might ask why you might need this service.  Not all customers have every feature available and might need to do a one-time radius analysis or demographic report.  You might also want to distribute a radius analysis to a wide variety of users in your company.  CDXGeoData would allow you to produce a custom Excel template or intranet site that could be distributed without requiring any additional software to be deployed.  You just pay for the number of token requests you need.


ACS Data Feeds Updated with Latest Census Data


The CDXZipStream ACS data feeds for state, county, ZIP code (ZCTA), place, and CBSA (Core-Based Statistical Area) have been updated with the latest data releases from the U.S. Census Bureau. These data are from the American Community Survey, which surveys about 1 out of every 38 households every year. These feeds are available in the CDXZipStream Premium ACS version.


Data for all geographies are aggregated over the years 2011 through 2015, except for states which are derived soley from the 2015 survey.


The demographic areas covered in all ACS feeds are: age, population, household size, household income, individual earnings, race and ethnicity, educational attainment, school enrollment, housing value and rent, mortgage status, and marital status. For a full listing of all data fields included in the feeds, please download the CDXZipStream Data Feed and Definitions file here.


If you already own CDXZipStream ACS Premium, you can update your data feeds by logging into your on-line account on and under My Account and Product Management, selecting "Buy Data Update".   To upgrade your current license to the CDXZipStream ACS Premium version, select "Upgrade License" in the account area and follow the purchasing process. The latest data will automatically be included with your purchase. 


Latest Data Updates


Canadian and U.S. data feeds of CDXZipStream were updated as of April 17.  There were 100 changes made to the U.S. database this month.  If you would like to update your database to reflect these changes, select the "Account" option on the CDXZipStream commandbar and click on "Check for Available Database Updates".  You can then update each database as required. 


CDXZipStream updates are a part of the one-year software maintenance subscription included with your purchase.  If you would like to extend your subscription, please sign in to the CDX Technologies website and from the account area for CDXZipStream, select "Buy Data Update".


As always we hope you find the information here helpful for you and your organization.  You can contact us with your feedback and suggestions by replying to this email.


The Team at CDX Technologies 

April 2017



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In This Issue 


CDXGeodata Apps and Web Services


ACS Data Feeds Updated with Latest Census Data


Data Updates