The National Science Foundation, a longtime funder of Social Explorer, highlighted Census Explorer on the foundation's website this week.
The writeup showcases Social Explorer's features and impact, from the initial goal of creating easy-to-use visualization tools to reaching national and international audiences through the classroom and the media.
Starting with the success and reach of Census Explorer, the article traces Social Explorer's development, grant history, awards, and more. The piece also includes quotes from co-founder Andrew Beveridge and collaborators including learning sciences professor Joshua Radinsky and the Census Bureau's Michael Ratcliffe.
Census Explorer, a new online tool that displays demographic information on maps of states, counties, and neighborhoods, is powered by Social Explorer, a data visualization tool developed by NSF-funded sociologist Andrew Beveridge...