NHGIS Shapefiles, Extent Selection, Year Selection, and Breakdown Selection Now Available!

We are pleased to announce that the next version of the NHGIS Beta Data Extract and Metadata APIs has been released. With this release, the NHGIS Data Extract API is feature-complete, meaning that it can do everything that the NHGIS website can do in terms of extract requests.

Changes include:

  • Shapefiles are now available!
  • Extent selection (which in turn makes block and block group level data available via API)
  • Year selection (for subsetting multiyear datasets)
  • Breakdown Value selection
  • The API’s URL scheme has changed - see the docs

The documentation has been updated to reflect these additions.

We hope you enjoy these new features! As always, please feel free to post in the forum with any comments or questions.