Multi-disciplinary mapping & reporting for students, faculty, researchers and administration.
Help students across disciplines understand geographic data without having to take a specialized class.
Use PolicyMap to bring sophisticated data, mapping and analytics to fields beyond traditional GIS and planning departments. From public health to sociology and law, students can use PolicyMap to create maps, reports and analyses to enable a deeper understanding of crucial areas in their fields.
Watch University of Delaware Professor Victor Perez demonstrate how to examine environmental justice issues using PolicyMap.
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Explore maps and create custom reports of data related to demographics, real estate, health, jobs, the environment, education and more. Available data is continuously updated.
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Enable students to immediately bring a discussion of data into their work, without having to spend time learning a GIS tool.
Gain simple, secure access through your university library
Colleges and universities can purchase enterprise licenses for their libraries and make access to PolicyMap available to all library users via IP authentication. No login required; library users may create their own individual accounts for storage of PolicyMap work products.
“University Libraries sought to provide faculty, graduate students and undergraduate students with a simple spatial analysis tool. PolicyMap was a practical choice to give our academic community access to demographic, health and economic variables. Student research utilizing this geographic tool will inform their subject knowledge as well as enhance their digital literacy and critical analysis skills.”
Relevant data across disciplines
See webinars, sample curricula and maps to understand how professors are using PolicyMap in their coursework, from Urban Planning, Environmental Justice, Social Sciences, and Communication to Public Health.
Born at Reinvestment Fund, a catalyst for change in low-income communities, our background in public policy and community development underlies our mission and guides our products. To that end, we aggregate authoritative data from hundreds of public and proprietary sources and make it all accessible in a single place, one multi-disciplinary tool.
University of Delaware Professor Victor Perez shares his work developing a course/curriculum using PolicyMap.
University of Minnesota
At the University of Minnesota, Jessica Deegan is using the school's PolicyMap Enterprise License to teach students in her housing studies course.
Having a platform that’s as robust as PolicyMap at student’s fingertips empowers them from a research perspective.
Adjunct Faculty for GIS in Housing Studies Program, College of Design, University of Minnesota
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