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Transportation/GIS Specialist

Mid-Ohio Valley Regional Council

Wood-Washington-Wirt Interstate Planning Commission

709 Market Street

P.O. Box 247

Parkersburg, WV 26101


Phone: 304.422.4993 ext. 106

Fax: 304.422.4998


From: Alan Pisarski []
Sent: Thursday, January 23, 2020 10:48 AM
Subject: [CTPP] Re: Troubles with


Hard to believe they could have produced something worse than FactFinder.  I could never imagine missing it.  Alan E Pisarski



Alan E. Pisarski Consultancy

Landline 703 941-4257

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I agree with Jonathan. I HATE Bring back American FactFinder.


From: jonathan lupton []
Sent: Wednesday, January 22, 2020 4:22 PM
Subject: [CTPP] Troubles with


Am I the only user having chronic problems with


After nearly a year of constant attempts at use and self-training, my personal experience is that is capricious, inconsistent, and inadequate. The potential is (probably) there but to my view it’s not yet ready for prime time – yet it is the only way you can access the 2018 ACS. American Factfinder is going away in a matter of months, so soon the shaky and unstable system will be all that we have.


Perhaps there’s some magic bullet I have yet to find. Or an alternative that provides the professional reliability the data community needs. API?


Can anybody in the data community offer insights?




Jonathan Lupton AICP

Senior Planner – Publications


Little Rock AR