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MC 498: Civic Engagement and Community Development in Lansing (Jezierski): SimplyMap

SimplyMap Census and Social Data

Simplymap, despite its name, provides more than maps.  It maps a huge array of population datasets including the Census of Population and also demographic data from market research firms.  

Video: A short introduction to making a map in Simplymap

Caveat about the data from the Census Bureau: Though it includes 1980, 1990, 2000, 2010 and ACS data, the 1980 and 1990 census data is only available in 2000 or 2010 census geographies -- it is not presented in the original 1980 and 1990 census tracts.

The data underlying the map can also be exported in table format.  The maps can be exported in shapefile format with chosen attribute data.

For general information on accessing and using Simplymap, see this SimplyMap Guide

 

 

Sample image from Simplymap

 

 

Sample image from Simplymap

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