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How To: Find & Use Open Source Data

Posted by India Young on August 17, 2018

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! 

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Tags: Demographics, Data, Location, population, Maps, Population Mapping, Open Source, geography

Meet the Team: Rob

Posted by India Young on August 3, 2018

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.   

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Tags: Team, Population Mapping, Aid Distribution, Maps, Data, Demographics

Meet the Team: Allan

Posted by India Young on July 5, 2018

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?

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Tags: Team, Population Mapping, Aid Distribution, Maps, Data, Demographics

How To: Working With Shapefiles

Posted by India Young on June 27, 2018

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. 

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Tags: Demographics, Data, Location, population, Maps, Population Mapping

Meet the Team: Kyle

Posted by India Young on June 20, 2018

Welcome to our first blog post in our new Meet the Team series! As anyone who follows the startup industry knows, a solid, flexible team is critical for success and sustainability. Population Explorer is lucky to have these assets, apparent in their friendly, collaborative group who organically blend intelligent strategizing, creative problem-solving, and effective business practices. You can tell the team has been working together for a while. They are relatable, relaxed, and have a sense of humor, while still maintaining intellectual rigor. Over the next few weeks, we will share conversations with our team members, highlighting what inspires their work and how they contribute to the successes at Population Explorer. 

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Tags: Team, Population Mapping, Aid Distribution, Maps, Data, Demographics

Data for Infrastructure

Posted by India Young on June 14, 2018

Worldwide communities need more infrastructure support, which makes reliable, accurate data crucial to successful, long-term planning. Basic demographic information is essential for effective infrastructure design. Yet, most of the world relies on outdated data, that are difficult to access, and require expertise to analyze and process.

At Population Explorer, we understand that accurate and intuitive data analysis products are fundamental for the planning and development tool kit. Below we illustrate some of the key infrastructure industries that Population Explorer serves and highlight some benefits of using our data. 

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Tags: population, Data, Demographics

The Data Behind Population Explorer

Posted by Kyle Weaver on June 7, 2018

With global population growth and expansion, commercial and non-profit sectors increasingly need to better understand their target markets. Having access to accurate demographic and population data is essential to ensure informed, granular decision making.

At Population Explorer, we are constantly improving and adding to the data within our application. Below we dive into the details of the data we provide and explain why you can trust Population Explorer when making important decisions.

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Tags: population, Data, Demographics

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