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

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

Population Explorerâ„¢ for Real Estate

Posted by Katie Toren on May 22, 2018

Choosing where to locate your new brick and mortar business, or new locations in which to expand your business, is a very involved process which has shifted in recent years from an art to a combination of art and science, which leverages data from many sources to inform your decision. A key factor that drives your final decision on this location is direct access to prospective customers in your target market. How do you map your prospective customers?

From determining the location of a new business to expanding a retail franchise and more, Population Explorer assists our users in Real Estate in a variety of ways.

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Tags: Real Estate, Maps, Location

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