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Social Explorer

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Social Explorer, is a digital sociology tool, used for visualizing large data sets, such as the US census.

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Social Explorer

  1. 1. The Development of a System to Unlock and Visualize 220 Years of Census and Other Data Andrew A. Beveridge Ahmed Lacevic
  2. 2. What Is Social Explorer?
  3. 3. What Is Social Explorer? • A comprehensive data resource
  4. 4. What Is Social Explorer? • A comprehensive data resource • A suite of tools to support education, research, and curiosity
  5. 5. Social Explorer Data • Census data: 1790 to 2010 • American Community Survey: from 2005-2014 • InfoGroup data on religion • Religious Congregations and Membership Study • Vulcan Project Carbon Emissions Data
  6. 6. Recently Added Datasets • Census of Ireland data • 2011 UK Census • County Election data – Presidential/Congressional/Senatorial/Gubernator ial • Uniformed Crime Report data
  7. 7. Future Datasets • Health data • World data • Your own data…
  8. 8. Social Explorer Tools • Custom reports
  9. 9. Social Explorer Tools • Dynamic, interactive maps
  10. 10. Social Explorer Tools • Chart and graphs
  11. 11. Social Explorer Tools • Presentation maker
  12. 12. Social Explorer Tools • Sharing and collaboration
  13. 13. Social Explorer Technology • Client-based map rendering • Cloud-based • Fast, interactive user interface • Built on Flash with HTML 5 in development • Mobile version
  14. 14. Census Explorer and the ACS and the Census • Since late 2013 Social Explorer worked with the Census Bureau to develop interactive visualizations using the ACS Available at www.census.gov/censusexplorer • Worked with Center for New Media and Promotion, Public Affair, ACS Office, Social and Economic, Population, Center for Economic Studies, and Minnesota Population Center, Statistical Standards and others. • Working with Census Bureau we chose to highlight the changing situation of adults from the Baby Boomer Generation to the Millennials • Special tabulations done from the ACS 2009-13 and conforming tabs for 1980 through 2000 based on data for 18-34 year old • https://census.socialexplorer.com/young-adults/#/ (Demo or back up slides) • Pushed in a new direction.
  15. 15. Social Explorer Users • 750,000 users created 14 million maps (in the last 12 months)
  16. 16. Social Explorer Partners & Projects  Course, Curriculum, and Laboratory Improvement  National Science, Mathematics, Engineering, and Technology Education Digital Library  Economics, Sociology, Method, Measure & Stats, Geography and Spatial Sciences  INSPIRE
  17. 17. Social Explorer Partners & Projects
  18. 18. Social Explorer Partners & Projects
  19. 19. Social Explorer Partners & Projects
  20. 20. Social Explorer Partners & Projects
  21. 21. Social Explorer Partners & Projects
  22. 22. Social Explorer Partners & Projects
  23. 23. Social Explorer Partners & Projects
  24. 24. Ellis Island Museum • Part of an interactive exhibit on ancestry • 12 million visitors each year
  25. 25. www.SocialExplorer.com Andrew Beveridge andy@socialexplorer.com Ahmed Lacevic alacevic@socialexplorer.com Sydney Beveridge sydney@socialexplorer.com Follow us on Twitter @socialexplorer Find us on Facebook

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