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Making Maps with the ESRI GIS and Data Packages

Why might you want a map? Why might you want a targeted data set that describes some facet of the United States population or business community? Many disciplines benefit from knowing how relevant markets, service populations or consituencies are distributed across a geographic area. A few reasons might be to start a new business, or launch a targeted marketing effort. Other reasons might include public health or political campaigns, planning for education, social services other public policy goal.

Visualizing Data: GIS Systems & Libraries

Wondering which Philadelphia zip code has the lowest number of residents with smartphones? Or, what the personal savings rate is among households in Pennsylvania by census tract? Perhaps you’d like to know the penetration of farmers markets in urban areas in the northeast?

SimplyMap GIS Platform Trial for Claritas and Simmons Data

For one week only starting today the SimplyMap GIS platform that we always have carried will add trial access to two of its demographics data packages by special request.

Check out the oddly named but useful Claritas PRIZM lifestyle groupings and the incredibly granular Experian Simmons Local file from Neilsen.

The Dynamic Maps, Geographic Information System (GIS) Data and Analysis Tools from the National Renewable Energy Laboratory

The Dynamic Maps, Geographic Information System (GIS) Data and Analysis Tools Web site provides maps, data and tools for renewable energy resources that determine which energy technologies are viable solutions in domestic and international regions.

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The Dynamic Maps, Geographic Information System (GIS) Data and Analysis Tools

The National Renewable Energy Laboratory's GIS team analyzes wind, solar,

Mapping the Deepwater Horizons spill

Oil Spill Cris Map [from the Louisiana Bucket Brigade]

Oil Spill Crisis Map

I'm always impressed at how quickly important events are mapped these days.  As you have probably noticed, I am very interested in the ways GIS tools are used to visualize data and help us understand our world using maps.  That will be the subject of an upcoming, and much

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