MONDAY, DEC 30, 2013

All 2012 American Community Survey data are now available on Social Explorer.


All 2012 American Community Survey are now available on Social Explorer.  Subscribers can access the new data as maps or reports.   These detailed data come from the American Community Survey (ACS), an extensive annual survey administered by the Census Bureau to a sample of about three million households nationwide.   Users can now create custom maps with the one-year 2012, three-year 2010-2012, and the newly released five-year 2008-2012 files.  T... more
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TUESDAY, DEC 24, 2013

"Bill Bratton on Both Coasts"--Thoughts on NYC's New Police Commissioner


David Halle and Social Explorer's Andrew Beveridge co-edited the urban studies book New York and Los Angeles: The Uncertain Future (Oxford University Press, 2013). Inspired by a chapter on policing by leading criminologists Jeffrey Fagan (Columbia University) and John McDonald (University of Pennsylvania), the editors, along with Sydney Beveridge, take a closer look at the consequences of the recent New York mayoral race. Bill Bratton on Both Coasts ... more
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FRIDAY, DEC 20, 2013

Census Explorer Update: Thousands of Users Creating Millions of Maps


In just three days, Census Explorer has empowered thousands of users to create millions of data maps.  The visualization project opens up data from 1990 to the present through interactive maps developed by Social Explorer.  Since the launch on Tuesday, over 55,000 users have created more than 2,200,000 maps.  (Try the site for yourself here.) Census Explorer is built on the same revolutionary technology as Social Explorer, but offers just a... more
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TUESDAY, DEC 17, 2013

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 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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THURSDAY, DEC 12, 2013

Social Explorer's Andrew Beveridge Talks About Bloomberg's Legacy on WNYC's the Brian Lehrer Show


Social Explorer's Andrew Beveridge appeared on WNYC's The Brian Lehrer Show to talk about demographic trends and Bloomberg's legacy.  In the special edition of the show "Three Questions About Bloomberg," Brian Lehrer asks listeners and experts: 1) Did Bloomberg make you healthier?   2) Did Bloomberg leave you behind? 3) Did Bloomberg secure our future? Beveridge and Mark Winston Griffith of the Brooklyn Movement... more
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WEDNESDAY, DEC 04, 2013

A Look at Detroit's Rise and Fall


Detroit’s booming car industry helped the city ascend, but now the city’s bankruptcy threatens to ruin it.  As Detroit grapples with its finances, Social Explorer examines the shifts in population and income over the past 60 years. Detroit peaked in population size at 1.8 million people in the 1950 census.  The city population has been shrinking every decade since, and Detroit is the only city to have topped the million-people mark and then fa... more
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TUESDAY, NOV 26, 2013

A Look at Native Americans on Thanksgiving Using American Community Survey Data


As millions of Americans get ready to celebrate Thanksgiving this Thursday, Social Explorer takes a look at the original hosts of the holiday--Native Americans. The Census Bureau reports data on the Native American and Alaska Native population as a race category.  According to the most recent data from the American Community Survey (ACS):   With 5,226,034, Native Americans and Alaska Natives made up 1.7 percent of the total US population in 2012. ... more
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FRIDAY, NOV 22, 2013

Social Explorer's Andrew Beveridge at the Social Science History Association Conference


Social Explorer's Andrew Beveridge will be at the Social Science History (SSHA) Conference this weekend.  The 38th Annual Meeting takes place in Chicago and explores the theme of "Organizing Powers."   On Sunday, November 24, from 8 to 10 am, he will participate in "From Visualizing to Understanding Historical Change Using GIS Tools on the Web, in Class, and in Museums."  Chaired by Ann Knowles of Middlebury College, the panel will also... more
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TUESDAY, NOV 19, 2013

Social Explorer's Andrew Beveridge Examines NYC Income Changes on WNYC's The Brian Lehrer Show


Today, Social Explorer's Andrew Beveridge appeared on WNYC's The Brian Lehrer Show to talk about money.  Specifically, Beveridge, Lehrer and callers discussed how incomes have changed in New York City from 2007 to 2012, and what might be causing those shifts.  Listen to the archive here, and check out highlights from the conversation below. The segment covered changes in different neighborhoods, and encouraged listeners to explore WNYC's interactive... more
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