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Citizens of Voting Age Maps and Reports
FRIDAY, MAY 18, 2018

Citizens of Voting Age Maps and Reports

Social Explorer offers detailed data on citizenship by age and race available in our maps and reports. These data come from a special tabulation by the U.S. Census Bureau. These data are available from Census 2000, as well as American Community Survey years 2009 through 2016. Explore the data across the nation and states all the way down to the census tract and block group level (where available). Referred to as CVAP (Citizens of Voting Age Population), the data... more
New Interactive Maps Illustrate Persistent Housing Segregation in America
FRIDAY, MAY 04, 2018

New Interactive Maps Illustrate Persistent Housing Segregation in America

Startling new maps from the Anti-Discrimination Center vividly show the depth and breadth of residential segregation in the United States.  Powered by Social Explorer, the maps allow the public to explore at the state, county, census tract, and census block group levels.  Fifty years after the passage of the Fair Housing Act, residential segregation remains a fixture in American life. These interactive maps uncover extreme segregation in ways that mo... more
Product Update: High resolution map export now available!
WEDNESDAY, APR 25, 2018

Product Update: High resolution map export now available!

Want to print a Social Explorer map for your wall? Now you can! Social Explorer users have more control over map export than ever before. Here’s what we’ve been working on. Print-ready maps are just a click away We added the ability to control the dots-per-inch (DPI) setting. While this might not be critical if you’re working on an image for a blog post, you will definitely want to pay attention to DPI if you want to create a large print of a map. You can now... more
New Dataset: Explore U.S. Environmental Summaries and Land Cover Data on Social Explorer
TUESDAY, JAN 16, 2018

New Dataset: Explore U.S. Environmental Summaries and Land Cover Data on Social Explorer

You can now explore the National Historical Geographic Information System (NHGIS) environment data in Social Explorer's reports and maps. NHGIS computed 2001, 2006 and 2011 land cover summaries for counties and census tracts from satellite imagery or aerial photography by assigning each pixel to a type of land cover, such as vegetation, wetlands, water, etc. (Learn more about the data source here.) Data scientists at Social Explorer prepared all the land cover summaries. These dat... more
Learn About Our Latest Mapping Features
TUESDAY, JUL 18, 2017

Learn About Our Latest Mapping Features

Check out the new features that will help you get even more out of Social Explorer. We began shifting our mapping platform from Flash to HTML5 for a fully responsive, fast and flexible user experience for computers, tablets and mobile. UK Census data is already available in HTML5, and we just publish the USA demography HTML5 map. Read on to find out more about our new HTML5 map tools. Highlight Locations with Our New Masking Tool Our new masking tool lets you focus... more
Social Explorer and Census Bureau Collaborate on Census Explorer
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
Introducing the New Social Explorer Website
TUESDAY, JUN 25, 2013

Introducing the New Social Explorer Website

As we announced earlier this month, Social Explorer has just launched a new website.   The new site is now the primary one when you visit www.socialexplorer.com.   Since yesterday, we have increased the number of servers for the site to correct any slowness issues. For an overview of the site, visit the about page and check out the how-to video here. Social Explorer Video Tutorial 1: Map Basics (version 2) from Social Explorer on Vimeo. We are glad to... more
Social Explorer Announces Website Relaunch
FRIDAY, JUN 07, 2013

Social Explorer Announces Website Relaunch

We are delighted to announce that this spring and summer, we will be rolling out a new version of Social Explorer with an improved website and more features.  This relaunch begins with our new website, now available in beta here. Social Explorer first launched in 2003 and has become an award winning online research tool.  You will soon enjoy expanded data resources, quicker maps, more ways to visualize data, new ways to share your projects, and much more. Bu... more
WEDNESDAY, JAN 19, 2011

Customized Social Explorer Maps Illustrate Segregation for Remapping Debate Feature

A new article on Remapping Debate examines persistent racial segregation in the US.  The story "Mapping and analysis of new data documents still-segregated America," explores the realities of racial segregation in neighborhoods across the nation.  Working with tools provided by Social Explorer, Remapping Debate released interactive maps that can zoom down to the Census Block Group level anywhere in the US, showing the high concentration of segregated neighborhoods. Social Explorer segregation m... more
FRIDAY, OCT 16, 2009

Social Explorer Receives National Science Foundation Grant for Collaborative Demographic Teaching Tools Project

Social Explorer and the University of Illinois at Chicago have been awarded a $500,000 collaborative grant from the National Science Foundation for a project to try and improve undergraduates' science skills using Social Explorer. "We're trying to train better social scientists -- sociologists, historians, demographers, urban planners and criminologists," said Josh Randinsky, assistant professor of the learning sciences in the U... more