Engineers, designers, and infrastructure planners make up a large Population Explorer user group. Last week, we introduced using Population Explorer for identifying well infrastructure beneficiaries. This week, we continue our discussion with a focus on bridge building.
Population Explorer works closely with international development organizations to help determine the impact of resources on local populations. In this week's blog, we look into an interesting case study where Population Explorer is used to identify African beneficiaries of infrastructure projects like wells.
One of our favorite attributes of the Population ExplorerTM tool is the ability to upload boundaries and marker files. Whether you're defining your target area or trying to analyze the population and demographics of real world events such as wildfires, or extreme weather, this feature is very handy.
Finding the right open source boundary and location data can be tricky though. Thankfully, we are here to help! This week on the Population Explorer blog, we share some of our favorite open source data websites so you can effectively take your population analysis to a more critical level.
Discover Some Our Favorite Open Source Data Sites!
The field of public health works to promote and protect the health of citizens and the communities where they live, learn, work and play. Those in the public health field work to prevent people from getting sick or injured by promoting wellness and encouraging healthy life choices. Population Explorer helps the public health sector by providing accurate, fast population and demographic data so first responders, epidemiologists, health educators, public policymakers can retrieve the data they need immediately and effectively. By using the Population ExplorerTM application, those in the public health sector have access to an unequivocal, interactive mapping tool that instantly sources the most accurate, authoritative, and current demographic data available.
Welcome to the third post in our “Meet the Team” series! Today we chat with Rob Rose, Chief Operating Officer and Co-founder of Population Explorer. To date, we've highlighted our team's collaborative and dynamic company culture, the result of their authentic character, diverse talent, and scholarly expertise. What makes the team even more interesting though, is learning how their achievements are rooted in applicable, real-world experience and a dedication to helping the world's most vulnerable populations. With this post, we asked Rob to share his narrative, and what life events have propelled his 30-year dedication to natural-and-human-caused disaster analysis and response. Rob's story is both inspiring and interesting, revealing even more of what drives the passion and compassion behind Population Explorer.
Can you begin to imagine the many ways population data are used in social sciences? The possibilities are endless. Social Sciences are focused on the social and health science disciplines such as economics, geography, anthropology, and sociology. Curious about a population affected by disease outbreak? or maybe you want to map the populations that live within a specific cultural territory or impoverished zone? The Population ExplorerTM application offers an interactive-mapping tool that is straightforward and based on the most accurate, validated, and current demographic data available.
How do the copious data resources available today impact education? How are population and demographic data best used by students and teachers? From curriculum design and development to research, academics and educational professionals rely on the data from Population ExplorerTM to develop their resources and make informed decisions.
Journalists are constantly seeking new content backed by statistics. They rely on varied information sources and especially population data to craft content, fact check, and assess the people affected. Because reporters almost always include elements of the human impacts in their stories, population data are a mandatory reference to define the scope and scale of current events. This need makes population data an essential part of the media toolkit.
Welcome to the second post in our “Meet the Team” series! Today we chat with Allan Kinoti who works in Sales, Marketing, and Analytics. We’ve already talked about how the Population Explorer team is a friendly, collaborative group of dynamic colleagues, who have a high bar for excellence and experience. But did you know that the team is based all around the world?
Another exceptional feature of the Population Explorer tool is the ability for users to upload and analyze shapefiles. Whether you're looking to retrieve population and demographic statistics for your target market (area of interest), or interested in statistics for an upcoming move to a new neighborhood, this convenient feature makes it easy to extract these data. In this post, we discuss more specifics about shapefiles and outline how you can effectively add these layers to your next project.