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Development of online visualization tool adopted by Census Bureau

NSF-funded researcher developed tool for students to visualize US census data

Undergraduate sociology students used Social Explorer to visualize census data.


Undergraduate sociology students used Social Explorer to visualize census data.
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November 16, 2017

The U.S. Census Bureau's Census Explorer is an online, interactive mapping tool that enables members of the media and public to visualize census data at the state, county and neighborhood levels.

The web-based platform is built on a data visualization tool, called Social Explorer, developed by an NSF-funded researcher to help undergraduate sociology students studying demography better visualize U.S. census data.

Census Explorer users can create maps on a range of data, including median household income and home ownership rate. Within the first few months of the tool's launch, more than 100,000 users had created 4 million data maps.

NSF Directorate(s):
Directorate for Education & Human Resources

Locations
New York

Related Awards
#0919993 Creating and Disseminating Tools to Teach with Demographic Data Maps and Materials

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