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.
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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.
Directorate for Education & Human Resources