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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
New 2017 Election Results Now in Maps
MONDAY, NOV 13, 2017

New 2017 Election Results Now in Maps

Last week's gubernatorial elections took the country by surprise, with two Democratic candidate victories that exceeded most predictions--a nine point win in Virginia (53.9 percent to 44.9 percent) and a 13.3 point win in New Jersey (55.6 percent to 42.3 percent). Find out more about the Virginia and New Jersey contests down to the county level with Social Explorer. The 2017 gubernatorial data are the latest part of our Election Maps collection. All of our elec... 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
Adding Map Annotations: Beta Test SocialExplorer.com's New Geocoder
THURSDAY, DEC 22, 2016

Adding Map Annotations: Beta Test SocialExplorer.com's New Geocoder

Social Explorer is developing new ways for users to upload their own data. While we are refining these features, we want to let you test our new Geocoder (Beta). This lightweight tool allows you to upload a list of addresses and turn them into annotation points on our maps. (Just like our regular annotations, but in bulk.) Get started with the Geocoder by navigating to the map menu on the right corner (see blue arrow). And then click on the Geocoder from the list of o... more
Multivariable Maps: Creating New Comparisons and Visualizations
MONDAY, JAN 04, 2016

Multivariable Maps: Creating New Comparisons and Visualizations

Did you know that Social Explorer allows you to map multiple variables at once? Open up new opportunities to compare groups directly and visually on a single map. This blog post will guide you through mapping multiple variables in a few easy steps.  Our first map shows the white population in the New York metro area. With a few clicks, we'll add data on the black and Asian populations. To add other variables, go back to the Change Dat... more
100 Years of US Elections Now Available on Social Explorer
FRIDAY, DEC 18, 2015

100 Years of US Elections Now Available on Social Explorer

Social Explorer Announces New Release of Election Maps Social Explorer users now have access to a century of election data.  The presidential, senatorial, congressional and gubernatorial election data come from Dave Leip's Atlas of U.S. Presidential Elections.  Building on our recent release of 2004-12 election data, these maps now span over a century: presidential elections 1912 to the present, gubernatorial elections (including off-year elections) from 1... more
Supreme Court Case Threatens Representation of Children and Non-Citizens [Report & Maps]
WEDNESDAY, DEC 02, 2015

Supreme Court Case Threatens Representation of Children and Non-Citizens [Report & Maps]

New Report and Interactive Maps Explore Potential Impact of Evenwel v. Abbott on Redistricting Population equality is the main criteria for creating legislative districts in the US, but a proposed change could drastically alter how people are counted and how districts are drawn.  On December 8, 2015, the Supreme Court will hear the case of Evenwel v. Abbott, whose plaintiffs argue that legislative districts should be based upon the number of voters or potential voters in each dis... more
New Levels of Detail: Zip Codes, School Districts, Metros and Congressional Districts
WEDNESDAY, AUG 05, 2015

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
Social Explorer Exhibit U.S. Population: A Map of Diversity Now Open at Ellis Island Museum
WEDNESDAY, MAY 20, 2015

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