August Updates 2010

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PolicyMap student pricing

It’s back-to-school time, and students can once again access all the data and all the tools at PolicyMap through a university site license. This is a great tool for majors in business, law, urban studies, geography, economics, sociology, political science, or any other field where geographic information mapping is used. PolicyMap is much easier to use than professional GIS software, plus all the data is already here.

With site licenses for university libraries, any student at a given school can access PolicyMap for free through their online library system. The University of Pennsylvania and the American University Law School are among the growing number of libraries that are adding PolicyMap to their online offerings. If you want PolicyMap at your school, contact your librarian and ask them to set up a trial with us. Visit our blog more information.

Improved feature: Embed maps!

You’ve always been able to place images of our maps on your website with the embed map feature. But now you can embed an interactive map into your website, blog, or message board that has the capacity to pan and zoom, to better show what’s happening in your community. Let’s say you’ve created a great map of median incomes in Minneapolis, but a visitor to your site wants to see the incomes in St. Paul. Now they can zoom and scroll to their hearts’ content.

See some examples of the embed map on our blog:

As Always, New and Updated Data

This month, we’ve greatly expanded our Picture of Subsidized Households data from HUD, with information ranging from Section 8 rents to seniors with housing subsidies, to subsidized households by race and ethnicity. You can find all this and more data on subsidized housing in the Owners and Renters tab. Also new on PolicyMap this month is CRA eligibility data, available in the Money and Income tab.

PolicyMap always has the latest data as it becomes available. This month’s data updates include: Supplemental Security Income (SSI), homelessness, building permits, unemployment, Chicago home foreclosures (subscribers only), bankruptcy, Area Median Income, and obesity rates.

Become a Subscriber today! Subscribers gain access to all datasets and unique custom features. With a PolicyMap subscription; you can access current year estimates or 5-year projections for US Census data, home sale data at a blockgroup or census tract level, draw right on top of the map with Build Custom Region, generate custom reports for any location in the country, or overlay 3 data layers to analyze data. You can learn more about PolicyMap subscriptions here. Contact us for a free demo or get a free trial:

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