July 2010 Updates

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You asked. We listened.

Better print resolution and aerial imagery for your maps are here. And you can find them both for FREE in PolicyMap. As a registered user or subscriber, just login and check them out.

PNG Printing.jpgHigher Resolution Maps: You‘ve had the ability to print maps as both JPEGs and PDFs and incorporate them in your own work. Now, make your work even more sophisticated by creating high resolution maps. Just select the PNG file option when you click “print”. Check them out, and let us know what you think!

Aerial Imagery from Google Maps: Using Google’s public API, we’re bringing you Google aerial imagery in PolicyMap. Map your area of interest, then click “aerial” in the bar below the map. You’ll get side-by-side maps. PolicyMap on the left; Google aerials on the right. Pan, zoom in or zoom out, and the maps stay in sync. Create custom regions in PolicyMap and see them on the aerial view. Cool stuff.

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Subscriber Highlight! IFF – a CDFI based in Chicago – was one of our earliest clients here at PolicyMap, and they are now one of the first to roll out a series of “widgets” on their website. They regularly upload information about where they make investments across the Midwest as a way of better understanding the neighborhoods in which they invest – and how those markets are changing. Through PolicyMap, they can check out the demographics, incomes, school test scores, unemployment and more in the areas they care about. Now, these widgets – interactive maps powered by PolicyMap – allow IFF’s website visitors to do the same. See what IFF is doing in Chicago, St. Louis, and Milwaukee.
Updated Home Sale Data! Subscribers can now look to PolicyMap for year-end home sale statistics for neighborhoods across the nation. These home sale statistics are aggregated from actual sales data and can give you information down to the block group. With home sale statistics available on annual basis from 2000 through 2009, you can see how very discreet areas are doing. Read about the latest quarterly update and we will have more in the coming weeks, so visit our blog for updates.
Survey Prizes.jpgTake the PolicyMap Survey! We know everyone is inundated with surveys now, but this one is truly special. First, it will help us continually improve our product for you and second, you just might win a very cool TRF cap or water bottle. Be one of the first 50 people to respond to the survey here and we’ll mail one of these great gifts! Click Here

As always, check our blog for the latest goings on. We recently attended the American Library Association Conference in DC and are following up with a number of libraries interested in setting up subscriptions for their universities. If you are interested as well, just let us know and we will call you

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