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

Population Explorerâ„¢ for Social Sciences

Posted by India Young on July 27, 2018

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.

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Tags: Population Mapping, Science, GIS, education, research, academia, university, geography, political science, sociology, economics

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