Leading universities provide faculty and students with access to world class digital products in order to
train for the skills of the future. Understanding and using data is a core skill in many careers today and is
the reason why Social Explorer is used at 20/20 top universities including all the Ivy League colleges.
It’s a product as welcome in a high school classroom as the pages of The New York Times. Explorer’s power
lies in it’s transmogrifying effect on intimidating data. It transforms eye-glazing rows of dry statistics
into vibrant maps full of meaning. It awakens curiosity.
Michael J. Hughes, Librarian, Trinity U.
Trusted by leading universities
Social Explorer is an ideal teaching tool that employs an engaging visual approach to understanding data and
information. Students develop critical-thinking skills, data literacy and reasoning which are essential in
preparing students to succeed in today’s education and life.
Social Explorer is truly cross-disciplinary, aiding instructors in Sociology, Urban Studies, Urban Planning,
Real Estate, Criminology, Political Science, Economic Development, Business, Marketing, Economics, Geography,
Environmental Studies, Journalism and more.
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In this short video, Andrew Beveridge discusses the demographics of American commuting patterns.
Social Explorer is designed to provide libraries, scholars, students, and researchers at all levels with quick
and easy access to current and historical socio-economic and demographic data. The vast and growing amount of
quantitative data with an intuitive visual interface makes demographic research, analysis of social trends,
and comparison of neighborhoods easily accessible and interactive.
Preparing students for the jobs of the future.
Data and location know-how is central in many industries. Hundreds of thousands of companies and agencies
benefit from location analysis skills. Give your students the skills and knowledge that will serve them well
I joined Social Explorer to use in a class I am in about neighborhoods; we are doing a project about
specific neighborhoods using data on populations and demographics, and are meant to visually delineate the
neighborhood based on census tracts. It has been very helpful. Thanks, Grace