I tried to do the Wolfram population density demonstration and it returned an error:


GeoRegionValuePlot::reps: Missing[UnknownEntity,{AdministrativeDivision,{_,Texas,UnitedStates}}]->Missing[Propagated,Missing[UnknownEntity,{AdministrativeDivision,{_,Texas,UnitedStates}}]] is not a list of rules of the form loc -> val >>

How can I get it to work?

  • $\begingroup$ I suspect your Entity was obtained in an odd way, perhaps from a cut and paste? It doesn't seem to be anything other than a string of text, i.e. dataless. $\endgroup$
    – IPoiler
    Sep 24, 2015 at 18:51
  • $\begingroup$ How should I get the Entity? I just copied the text from the example on the web page (as linked). $\endgroup$ Sep 24, 2015 at 18:53
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    $\begingroup$ I have communicated with WRI about this entity wildcard functionality; it is broken in many places. You could get them via GeoEntities[ Entity["AdministrativeDivision", {"Texas", "UnitedStates"}], "AdministrativeDivision"] $\endgroup$
    – mfvonh
    Sep 24, 2015 at 18:58
  • $\begingroup$ That's odd they use it that way in the link, I can't recreate their output of that command in v10.2. However, using AdministrativeDivisionData[{"Texas", "UnitedStates"}, "Subdivisions"] I'm able to get the list of divisions in Texas. $\endgroup$
    – IPoiler
    Sep 24, 2015 at 19:07

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I cannot get the code in the demonstration to work either (MMA 10.2 on Win7-64).

A possible workaround might be to obtain a list of all the administrative divisions known to MMA, then selecting the ones in Texas, and applying GeoRegionValuePlot to those, as shown below:

alladmindivs = EntityList["AdministrativeDivision"];
   Entity["AdministrativeDivision", {_, "Texas", "UnitedStates"}], Infinity] -> "Population"

Mathematica graphics

The following alternative method is based on It'sPronouncedOiler's suggestion in the comments to use AdministrativeDivisionData. It produces the same plot as the one above.

   AdministrativeDivisionData[{"Texas", "UnitedStates"}, "Subdivisions"] -> "Population"]

It is worth noting, however, that neither method reproduces the plot shown in the linked demonstration...

  • $\begingroup$ Does the AdministrativeDivisionData alternative you provided work in your version? I had used that exact input in v10.2 but it produced a plot with almost half the municipals missing. I double checked it now after a kernel restart and it's still missing municipals, but different ones so maybe it's a rendering issue. $\endgroup$
    – IPoiler
    Sep 24, 2015 at 19:55
  • $\begingroup$ @It'sPronouncedOiler Yes it seems to work as well as the other one, or possibly better because I only had to download the Texas ad hoc information, rather than a list of all the administrative divisions. Here is the plot it produces: AdministrativeDivisionData plot. $\endgroup$
    – MarcoB
    Sep 24, 2015 at 21:32

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