SYNTHESIZED DATA

RTI has been developing synthesized agent databases of human and livestock populations in support of MIDAS. These data support the ABM modeling efforts of various MIDAS model developers. For detailed information on the currently available data, contact wdw@rti.org.

Completed Synthesized Databases

2005-2009 Version 2 U.S. Synthesized Population Database

Updated February, 2014. RTI has completed version 2 of the 2005-2009 U.S. Synthetic Population Database. This version builds on Version 1 and now includes group quarters locations and residents, schools and assignments of students to schools, workplaces and assignments of workers to workplaces. The 2005-2009 U.S. Synthetic Population Database is based on the 2005-2009 American Community Survey (ACS) 5-year sample. The database contains geographically located synthetic households and household residents for the United States. Please contact Bill Wheaton (wdw@rti.org) for more information.

U.S. Poultry Farms

RTI has also completed a synthesized poultry farm database containing synthetically generated and located poultry farms attributed with type of poultry (e.g. broiler, fryer, pullet, etc.) and counts (ranges) of birds on each farm. Preliminary papers describing the synthesized poultry farm data and data development methods are available from 2008 ESRI Federal User Conference paper and RTI's presentation at the ESRI Federal Users Conference 2008. The 2002 Census of Agriculture poultry farm counts were the basis for the number of farms synthesized.

U.S. Swine Farms

RTI has completed a synthesized swine farm database containing synthetically generated and located swine farms attributed with counts (ranges) of swine on each farm. This initial version was created using the same suitability surface that was used for the synthetic poultry as they have many similar factors that affect their placement. Preliminary papers describing the synthesized poultry farm data and data development methods are available from 2008 ESRI Federal User Conference paper and RTI's presentation at the ESRI Federal Users Conference 2008.The 2007 Census of Agriculture swine farm counts were the basis for the number of farms synthesized. A simple data dictionary is here: Synthetic Swine Data Dictionary.

Synthetic Poultry Farms

The U.S. synthesized poultry farm dataset is also available for download. The data are available in ESRI shapefile format at the links below.

Study Area Compressed file (size in MB)
Entire U.S. US_SynPoultryPts_Ver1_1c.zip (8.5MB)

US_SynPoultryPts_Ver1_1c.tar.gz (8.5MB)

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Synthetic Swine Farms

The U.S. synthesized swine (hog) farm dataset is also available for download. The data are available in ESRI shapefile format at the link below.

Study Area Compressed file (size in MB)
Lower 48 States US_SynSwine_April2010.zip (8 MB)