search_census_regions {cancensus}R Documentation

Query the CensusMapper API for regions with names matching a searchterm.

Description

Runs a query against the CensusMapper API to retrieve region data with names matching specific queries. Users can optionally specify the target geography level (e.g. level = 'CMA', level = 'CSD', etc.). Alternatively, calling explore_census_vectors() will launch the interactive region selection tool on the Censusmapper site in a new web page or tab.

Usage

search_census_regions(searchterm, dataset, level = NA, ...)

Arguments

searchterm

The term to search for e.g. "Victoria". Search terms are case insensitive. If unable to find a given search term, this function will suggest the correct spelling to use when possible.

dataset

The dataset to query for available regions, e.g. "CA16".

level

One of NA, 'C', 'PR', 'CMA', 'CD', or 'CSD'. If specified, only return variables of specified 'level'.

...

Further arguments passed on to list_census_regions.

Examples

search_census_regions('Victoria', 'CA16')

## Not run: 
# This will return a warning that no match was found, but will suggest similar named regions.
search_census_regions('Victorea', 'CA16')

# This will limit region results to only include CMA level regions
search_census_regions('Victoria', 'CA16', level = "CMA")

## End(Not run)

[Package cancensus version 0.4.3 Index]