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Easy to use Data Mapping tools
The library subscribes to three easy to use data mapping tools focused on United States: SimplyAnalytics, PolicyMap, and SocialExplorer. These tools provide an easy to access method of visualizing census data but also contain other data sets as well. Each of these will have slightly different capabilities but all of them map census data in the US.
SimplyAnalytics This link opens in a new window
***Access is allowed for only five users at a time.***
A web-based mapping tool that lets users create professional-quality thematic maps and reports using powerful census, demographic, business, and marketing data. Includes future projections of data. Allows data download in CSV and Shapefile format for use in other visualization software.
PolicyMap This link opens in a new window
Policymap is an online data and mapping application that gives access to over 15,000 indicators related to housing, crime, mortgages, health, jobs, demographics and education. Data are available at all common geographies (address, block group, census tract, zip code, county, city, state, MSA) as well as unique geographies like school districts and political boundaries. Many of the public files are available for download as tables.
Social Explorer This link opens in a new window
Create maps and reports from selected census statistics at different scales ranging from 1790 to the present. Among the three mapping databases we subscribe to, Social Explorer has the best range of historic census data. Export options for data tables are limited however.