Workshop Series: Demographic Maps and Data Made Easy

Would you like to learn about using demographic data or creating maps with demographic data, but don’t really know where to start?  Would your research or teaching benefit from spatially visualizing demographic data?  Would you like to learn how to create a demographic profile of an Atlanta neighborhood?  If so, attend one of the Demographic Maps and Data Made Easy Workshops.

Demographic Maps and Data Made Easy: Social Explorer

  • Monday, September 16, 11:00 am to 12:00 pm, in Classroom 1 on the 1st floor of Library North
  • Monday, October 21, 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm, in Classroom 1 on the 1st floor of Library North

In this Social Explorer session you will learn how to quickly create demographic maps using United States census data from 1790 to 2011.  You’ll also learn how to generate tabular census data reports from the national down to the block group level.

Demographic Data Analysis Made Easy: SimplyMap

  • Wednesday, September 18, 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm, in Classroom 1 on the 1st floor of Library North
  • Thursday, October 24, 11:00 am to 12:00 pm, in Classroom 1 on the 1st floor of Library North

In this SimplyMap session you will learn how to perform a spatial and demographic analysis of various locations, such as state, city or census tract, including a radius around a location.  SimplyMap provides access to United States census data, including normalized census data from 1980 to 2010, and also business, marketing, and health data.  You’ll learn how to display your analysis on a map and how to export your data to Excel.

Community Profiles Made Easy: Community Analyst and Business Analyst

  • Thursday, September 19, 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm, in Classroom 1 on the 1st floor of Library North
  • Tuesday, October 29, 11:00 am to 12:00 pm, in Classroom 1 on the 1st floor of Library North

In this Community Analyst and Business Analyst session you will learn how to quickly create community profiles of City of Atlanta neighborhoods based on the official neighborhood boundaries.  You will learn how to generate community profiles using United States census, business and marketing data.  Each community profile can be exported as a professional quality PDF report or as an Excel file.  Community Analyst and Business Analyst require a special login account and therefore all attendees must pre-register for this workshop.  Email Joe Hurley to register for this workshop.

Sponsored by the Georgia State University Library with the support of the Department of Public Management and Policy’s Planning & Economic Development Club.

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