I requested geometry, places, and patterns data for March 2020 - September 2022 and I had some questions before diving in:
- When I requested the data, I wasn’t able to filter to just the US. Is there a way of doing this without having to read each CSV file and filter them?
- Related question: Is there an API or any way of querying the data I got? In general, I am trying to reduce the computing power needed for my research and an API would greatly help.
- Finally, I am not sure how the geometry files change by date, especially since POIs are included even after they’ve closed. If I am interested in the area of POIs in a given state from March 2020 to September 2022, would it be sufficient to just look at the most recent geometry data from September 2022? Presumably, this file contains all the new places (some of which would be missing from, say, the March 2020 file) as well as old places that were open during the pandemic, even if they’re currently closed. Is this correct or am I misunderstanding the file system?
Thank you and I’m sorry about all the questions!