Thursday, March 10, 2011

SimplyMap's looking new and pretty!

On Monday a favorite database at UNCG will get a radical update. SimplyMap is changing its interface to be more intuitive. In addition to being more user-friendly it will also have some great ranking features. I encourage you to use the Map Wizard to help guide you through your initial use. I will also be creating some video tutorials showing you how to do common or basic tasks. Please let us know if you have any questions!

Monday, March 7, 2011

ICPSR Webinar Series: Beyond the Brackets: Analyzing Data on NCAA Student Athletes

ICPSR Webinar Series: Beyond the Brackets: Analyzing Data on NCAA Student Athletes

Join us for a Webinar on March 22
Date: Tuesday, March 22, 2011
Time: 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM EDT

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This webinar will introduce the NCAA Student-Athlete Experiences Data Archive. The webinar will present the purpose and goals of this NCAA-funded project with a focus on the data collections currently available and how to access them. We will also preview upcoming data releases. This webinar is free and open to the public.

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Friday, March 4, 2011

Greensboro's growth: Census 2010 data for North Carolina

North Carolina has received its Census 2010 redistricting data and you can check out the basics using this widget. NC is growing so much!

Take a look at other states using the United States widget (just click on individual states for more information). Finally, if you want to see a bit more information from the 2010 Census, check out the summary files for select states using the new American FactFinder or FTP download.

Exciting times in dataland! More to come soon!

Thursday, March 3, 2011

Stats portraits of the Hispanic & Foreign-Born Pops

From the Association of Public Data Users:

The Pew Hispanic Center recently released its Statistical Portraits of U.S. Hispanic and Foreign-Born Populations. The portraits, based on 2009 American Community Survey Data, are national in scope, covering racial self-identification, age, geographic dispersion, nativity, citizenship, origin, language proficiency, living arrangements, marital status, fertility, schooling, health insurance coverage, earnings, poverty, and other labor market outcomes. Comparisons to white, black, and total populations are also included.

Check out the 2009 American Community Survey data!