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Monday, November 20, 2006

"Social Explorer" Offers Visual Displays of Census Data

Robert Ambrogi at LawSites (11/16/2006) points us
to Social Explorer, a site developed at Queens College
of the City University of New York "to help visually
analyze and understand the demography of the U.S.
through the use of interactive maps and data reports."

The site includes interactive census maps from U.S.
census data dating back to 1940. Maps provide visual
displays of data for the entire country or for any
geographic location. You can also create slideshows
showing movement of data across locations or time periods
and create custom demographic reports drawing on a
wide range of historical and current data.

The site includes a nifty animated training guide and
an instruction sheet (in PDF or Word).