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WEDNESDAY, AUG 05, 2015

New Levels of Detail: Zip Codes, School Districts, Metros and Congressional Districts

New Levels of Detail: Zip Codes, School Districts, Metros and Congressional Districts
Social Explorer users can already visualize map data by state, county, place, tract and (where available) block group levels. Now, users can explore data by ZCTA5 (zip codes), School Districts (UNSD, SCSD, ELSD), Metropolitan Statistical Areas (MSA), Public Use Microdata Areas (PUMA) and Congressional Districts. Add more context to you maps and presentations with our new geographic layers. To customize any map view, start by clicking on "Show data by.&... more
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WEDNESDAY, MAY 20, 2015

Social Explorer Exhibit U.S. Population: A Map of Diversity Now Open at Ellis Island Museum

Social Explorer Exhibit U.S. Population: A Map of Diversity Now Open at Ellis Island Museum
Today the Ellis Island National Museum of Immigration opened The Peopling of America Center, a multifaceted collection that explores the entire panorama of the American immigration experience. The new center features major exhibitions that chronicle immigration to America before the processing station at Ellis Island opened in 1892 and after it closed in 1954. Social Explorer developed an interactive installation called U.S. Population: A Map of Diversity for the museum. ... more
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TUESDAY, MAR 31, 2015

Election Data Now Available on Social Explorer

Election Data Now Available on Social Explorer
Social Explorer announces first release of election data As talk of the 2016 presidential race and other contests heats up, you can now visualize United States election results with Social Explorer.  These presidential, senatorial, congressional and gubernatorial election data come from Dave Leip's Atlas of U.S. Presidential Elections. These data are available for map presentation only.  This first release includes election data down to the county level for all four... more
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WEDNESDAY, MAR 11, 2015

Celebrate St. Patrick's Day with Data from Ireland

Celebrate St. Patrick's Day with Data from Ireland
Social Explorer announces first international mapping project--Irish religion data.   As millions celebrate Ireland's patron saint and Irish culture this St. Patrick's Day, explore new data that help tell the story of the Ireland's religious history. Explore Irish religion and population data from 1911 to 2001 through decades of political change. These data and geographies were compiled by Professor Ian Gregory of Lancaster University, from Trou... more
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THURSDAY, SEP 04, 2014

Back to School with the New Social Explorer

Back to School with the New Social Explorer
Try the New Social Explorer!  The latest version of Social Explorer includes a powerful storytelling tool, side-by-side mapping, custom annotations, and more.  Get started here, or tour our new features here.  You can also find out more in our help section.     A sample from the new Social Explorer showing the new dashboard, double map, satellite view, and mouseover. Social Explorer provides quick and easy access to cur... more
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THURSDAY, JUN 26, 2014

New "Census Explorer: Estimate Edition" Launches

New "Census Explorer: Estimate Edition" Launches
Today, the Census Bureau and Social Explorer announce the launch of Census Explorer: Estimate Edition.  This latest version of the our collaboration with the Census Bureau enables users to explore the latest population estimates for states and counties by age, race, and Hispanic origin.  (Prior editions of Census Explorer showcased American Community Survey data, transportation trends, and retail business.  Click here to visit all the Census Explorer versions.) ... more
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THURSDAY, MAY 29, 2014

Census Explorer Retail Edition: Learn About American Business with Our Latest Census Bureau Collaboration

Census Explorer Retail Edition: Learn About American Business with Our Latest Census Bureau Collaboration
Today, the Census Bureau and Social Explorer announce the launch of Census Explorer: Retail Edition. This latest version of the Census Bureau's interactive map gives users easier access to neighborhood statistics and shows the geographic concentration of electronic shopping and mail-order houses. You can also share and embed the maps you create. (Prior editions of Census Explorer showcased American Community Survey data and transportation trends.) Drawn from the 2007 and ... more
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TUESDAY, DEC 17, 2013

Social Explorer and Census Bureau Collaborate on Census Explorer

Social Explorer and Census Bureau Collaborate on Census Explorer
Social Explorer collaborated with the Census Bureau to create Census Explorer, a new visualization project, that launches today in connection with the release of the latest American Community Survey data (the five-year file from 2008 to 2012).   Powered by Social Explorer, Census Explorer opens up data to the public through interactive maps developed by Social Explorer.  The site's easy-to-use online tools encourage users to explore demograp... more
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FRIDAY, DEC 13, 2013

Social Explorer Mobile Version Launches!

Social Explorer Mobile Version Launches!
Social Explorer is delighted to announce our new mobile version.  Now, you can use Social Explorer's map and data tools on the go with our free app.   It is available at the Google Play Store (for Android phones and devices), and the App Store (for iPad, with an iPhone compatible version coming soon).   Enjoy Social Explorer in the classroom, on the sidewalk, at the coffee shop, and beyond.  ... more
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FRIDAY, OCT 04, 2013

Special Social Explorer Offer During the Government Shutdown

Special Social Explorer Offer During the Government Shutdown
The current shutdown in Washington is limiting the access that scholars and researchers have to vital materials, including the US Census website.  To that end, Oxford University Press and the Social Explorer team will open up access to Social Explorer – the premier US Census demographics website – for the next two weeks. Social Explorer offers users Census data from 1790 to 2010 and American Community Survey data from 2005 to 2012. For... more
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