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2016 Congressional Election Maps Now Available on Social Explorer
MONDAY, OCT 22, 2018

2016 Congressional Election Maps Now Available on Social Explorer

We added 2016 congressional election results to our Election Maps collection. All of our election data come from Dave Leip's Atlas of U.S. Presidential Elections. In addition to winners and voter turnouts, the maps also include voting age population, citizens of voting age population, and competitiveness. As we approach the mid-term elections, learn more about recent and past elections by exploring our election maps. In the following example, we compare Democratic and Repu... more
Introducing Demographic Profiles - Our Latest Demography Tool
TUESDAY, JUN 26, 2018

Introducing Demographic Profiles - Our Latest Demography Tool

At Social Explorer, we spend a lot of time helping our users and making data easy for them. After a while we noticed certain trends and patterns in usage and the variables users looked for the most, such as age, sex, race, income, education, commute to work, house value, and many other. So, we decided to create a new tool that instantly provides you with the most essential data beautifully visualized and presented. We’re excited to announce  Demographic Profiles b... 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
Announcing Social Explorer's Geocoder v3
THURSDAY, APR 19, 2018

Announcing Social Explorer's Geocoder v3

We’re incredibly excited to announce our new geocoder, one of the most accurate and powerful geospatial tools on the market. To achieve this, we blended data from many sources and used artificial intelligence for natural-language processing. We also used millions of real-life examples to train our intelligent scoring system based on various parameters: textual match, composition, viewport, and even popularity. Read on to find out more.  What is a geocoder? Geocoding... more
Explore Cancer Data from 2008 to 2013
MONDAY, FEB 26, 2018

Explore Cancer Data from 2008 to 2013

Building on our health-related datasets, Social Explorer now has cancer data from 2008 to 2013. Our cancer data come from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS). Use our reports to learn about death rates due to different types of cancers and cancer rates among Medicare beneficiaries. These data are available at the national, state and county levels. Explore cancer rates visually with our i... 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
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
How To: Custom Inflation Adjustments
WEDNESDAY, APR 05, 2017

How To: Custom Inflation Adjustments

When you create your Social Explorer report, you can change the inflation adjustment year. Get started comparing money-related data from different decades in a few easy steps. By default, the dollar figures are adjusted to whatever the survey states. In this example, the 1980 Census data on Median Household Income is in 1979 dollars. Find the "Adjust $ values for inflation to:" to make the adjustment. ‚ÄčThen, click the year you want to adjust the dollar figur... more