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Welcome to the CDXZipStream December 2016 Newsletter


The CDX Technologies website now includes a free tool (on the main menu) for obtaining demographic and other data for a single ZIP Code.   We've also updated CDXZipStream templates so Bing Maps is more likely to find locations in cases of non-standard address formatting.


Happy holidays from all of us at CDX Tech!  We've included a video worth checking out:  "Saroo's Search". 

The New Website Tool for Demographic Data


Need some quick data for a ZIP Code?  Now you can select "Tools" on the main menu of, input the ZIP Code of interest, and select the type of data you need.  Here is an example demographic report:


Free Demographic Site


Besides the demographic data shown above, you can also select a general report that includes latitude, longitude, elevation, land and water area, and congressional district information.  Gender and race reports provide both numerical and chart data, and all data can be combined into a single report as required.  Reports are printer-ready, and you can click on the "Data Definitions" link for more information about each data field.


Here is a direct link to the tool.  


Updated CDXZipStream Templates with Bing Maps


CDXZipStream templates that have the option to use Bing Maps as the source of mapping data have been updated to allow greater variance in interpreting address data.  The advantage is that non-standard abbreviations and spelling are much less likely to result in a "Not found" location.  The following templates were updated:


Geocoding Template:  Gets latitude and longitude for a list of addresses. Works with Bing Maps or Microsoft MapPoint. 


Census Tract FIPS Code Template:  Obtains block and census tract FIPS codes for an address list. FIPS codes are used to obtain data from the census tract demographics feed of CDXZipStream. Works with Bing Maps and Microsoft MapPoint. 


Location Data Template:  Gets detailed data for a list of addresses. Data includes ZIP or postal code, street, city, state, county, country, latitude, longitude and best match address. Works with Bing Maps and Microsoft MapPoint. 


Geocode and Sort by Distance Template:  Sorts an address list by distance from a target address. Geocodes each address to calculate straight line distances. Works with Bing Maps or Microsoft MapPoint.


Geographic Access Analysis Template:  Geocodes address lists, then sorts these locations according to their straight-line distance to a selected target. Also creates a report showing the closest locations for multiple targets. Works with Bing Maps or Microsoft MapPoint.


The templates can be downloaded from the templates area of the website.  All are free except for the "Geographic Access Analysis Template" which can be purchased for $149.95.  All templates require the CDXZipStream Bing or higher version, and the free templates are also compatible with the CDXZipStream free trial.


Happy Holidays to All


In the spirit of the season, here is the extraordinary saga of one man's perseverance using modern mapping technology to reunite with his family: 



Google Earth - Saroos Search

 The just-released movie "Lion" is based on this true story.


Latest Data Updates


Canadian and U.S. data feeds of CDXZipStream were updated as of December 23.  There were 45 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 

December 2016



Map of the World


In This Issue 


The New Website Tool for Demographic Data


Updated CDXZipStream Templates with Bing Maps


Happy Holidays to All


Data Updates