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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
Living on Less than $2 a Day
FRIDAY, APR 06, 2018

Living on Less than $2 a Day

Whenever you hear people talk about poverty, they tend to talk about it as a line. You’re either above the poverty line, or below it. If you are below the line, that means one thing - you do not have enough money to meet the basic food, clothing, and shelter needs. Defining Poverty Poverty lines vary greatly by location and over time. Richer countries have higher poverty lines than poorer countries because the cost of living varies from place to place. Governmen... more
Product Update: Improved Data Upload, Satellite View, and Embedding
WEDNESDAY, JAN 31, 2018

Product Update: Improved Data Upload, Satellite View, and Embedding

Our developers have been busy working on improving data upload and we’re super excited to announce the latest iteration. For some time now, you could upload your own geospatial data and visualize it on any map, but as this feature gained more popularity, we decided to take it to the next level. Uploaded Data Is Now More Customizable First, we added a few marker improvements. You can use the predefined markers, but you can now combine a myriad of shapes and colors to crea... more
Try Social Explorer's New and Improved Geo Selection Tools
TUESDAY, JAN 30, 2018

Try Social Explorer's New and Improved Geo Selection Tools

We are constantly striving to make Social Explorer as easy to use as possible, without sacrificing power. And we’re sure you’re going to love the improvements we have made. Buckle up and read on to find out more! Introducing Improved Selection Tools Most Social Explorer users are already familiar with our selection toolbox, whether they’re selecting geographies when creating reports or masking areas of interest. Today, we’re announcing two brand new too... more
Social Explorer's Andrew Beveridge on CNN Discussing Citizenship and the Census [VIDEO]
SUNDAY, JAN 28, 2018

Social Explorer's Andrew Beveridge on CNN Discussing Citizenship and the Census [VIDEO]

Social Explorer's co-founder and president Andrew Beveridge appeared on CNN's Smerconish Show along with Justin Levitt of Loyola Law School this weekend to discuss the ramifications of adding a question about citizenship to the Decennial Census.  Host Michael Smerconish introduced the citizenship question issue: If the Justice Department gets its way, the census takers who go door to door in 2020 will be asking a new question--one about citizens... more
Social Explorer Wins Charleston Advisor Award!
TUESDAY, NOV 28, 2017

Social Explorer Wins Charleston Advisor Award!

Social Explorer has been named the Best New End User Product in the Charleston Advisor's sixteenth annual Readers’ Choice Awards! The Charleston Advisor publishes critical reviews of online resources for libraries, and the Readers’ Choice Awards recognize the best digital services for academia.  The editors praised SocialExplorer.com for being “powerful, intuitive, and easy to use,” calling the site “one of the best products a library... more
Social Explorer Data at the Museum of the City of New York
FRIDAY, NOV 18, 2016

Social Explorer Data at the Museum of the City of New York

The Museum of the City of New York's new exhibit New York at Its Core includes maps based on Social Explorer data. Watch the city demographics change over the decades in the video displays.   The Museum of the City of New York Presents: New York at Its Core What made New York New York? Follow the story of the city’s rise from a striving Dutch village to today’s “Capital of the World,” and consider its future in our changing world. ... more
How to Vote for Social Explorer in the Webby Awards People's Voice Competition
WEDNESDAY, APR 06, 2016

How to Vote for Social Explorer in the Webby Awards People's Voice Competition

Follow these simple instructions to vote for Social Explorer's Threat to Representation for Children and Non-Citizens interactive project for the People's Voice Webby Award. Voting is open from April 5th to Thursday, April 21st at 11:59 PM/PST. We appreciate your support! Step 1: Please go here to vote: https://pv.webbyawards.com/2016/websites/general-website/law This will take you directly to the law award category. Step 2: Click on the "V... more
Supreme Court Upholds Population Equality Standard, But Door Still Open for Big Change in State Redistricting
MONDAY, APR 04, 2016

Supreme Court Upholds Population Equality Standard, But Door Still Open for Big Change in State Redistricting

Supreme Court Case Update and Potential Impact of Counting Eligible Voters on Redistricting A legal challenge nearly altered how people are counted and how districts are drawn. Today, the Supreme Court ruled in the case of Evenwel v. Abbott, whose plaintiffs argued that legislative districts should be based upon the number of voters or potential voters in each district instead of all residents. In a unanimous verdict, the Court found that states did not have to consider eligible voter... more
Social Explorer at the Social Science History Association Conference
WEDNESDAY, NOV 11, 2015

Social Explorer at the Social Science History Association Conference

Meet Social Explorer's Andrew Beveridge and Daniel Miller at the Social Science History Association Annual Meeting in Baltimore, MD, this week. The conference celebrates its 40th year with Pluralism and Community: Social Science History Perspectives.  Beveridge and Miller will be particpating in three panels: Thursday, November 12th, 3:15pm - 5:15pm  Publishing and Preserving Historical Geospatial Data (Beveridge: chair/discussant) F... more