I'm looking at some NYC Times COVID-19 data that provides US Census FIPS codes.
I'd like to Map this data with using DSS.
It has a FIPS code. No GeoPoints of Lat Lon.
SO it looks like I have to do some Geo Location work here.
It looks like the Census might have an API to geocode the FIPS codes.
I see this discussion. https://www.dataiku.com/product/plugins/us-census/
Has anyone worked this out.
Is there a Python or R library that would make this easy?
The US Census plugin won't be useful in your context since it enriches data with US Census data not performing reverse geocoding. I believe what you are looking for is here in in the gazetteer files, spot the US Counties : https://www.census.gov/geographies/reference-files/time-series/geo/gazetteer-files.html
Thanks for the suggestion.
In looking at this several times, I've not found a connection between the fips, codes in the NY Time data and the census data that tells something about the location of the areas.
Maybe I don't really know what a fips code is. (in the case of the NY times data this looks like it is somehow connected to a county.