The US Census data is one of the most important, richest and largest public datasets in the world. Precisely because the data is so detailed and large it is a daunting challenge to work with, particularly in an online environment. It requires significant database expertise, server power and visualization tools to make sense of the census. Moonshadow Mobile's new CensusViewer website the census data accessible to anyone.
CensusViewer makes more than 400 million individual records of census data available inside familiar interface of Bing Maps.
US Census 2010 Heatmap of African American Population
The census data is large, typically 100 million+ records per dataset. If it takes more than a few seconds to visualize that data then people tend to become bored or frustrated. Moonshadow solved that problem by spending four years developing blazingly fast technology that can visualize millions of records instantly (up to 50 million records per second per processor core). When Moonshadow combined it's blazingly fast patent-pending visualization technology with the census data and Bing Maps, CensusViewer was born.
CensusViewer includes the Census 2000 and Census 2010 Race and Latino data sets (Summary File 1). In total it includes four datasets of more than 100 million records each. With CensusViewer anyone can navigate the data inside of Bing Maps, filter the data by any of the criteria and create image overlays or heat maps. All regular Bing Maps commands are available and you can view the data at any zoom level over maps or satellite imagery. Selecting the data for a particular ethnic group or a county is as easy as placing a checkmark. CensusViewer includes boundary lines for states, counties and cities as well as many voting districts.
With CensusViewer you can easily export any selection of the data into spreadsheets with just a few mouse clicks. For instance, you can generate a spreadsheet that compares the Latino population per county in a state for all minors in seconds. CensusViewer is available in both a free and a paid subscription version. The subscription version includes additional functionality such as the ability to create and export spreadsheets and download data on a census-block level. Subscriptions are very affordable and start at only $14.95 per month for access to the entire country.
Check out CensusViewer at www.censusviewer.com.
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Moonshadow Mobile, Inc.
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