The academic year began with a conversation about “The Radical Adventure of Getting Lost”. There are many tools and resources to aid us in getting lost, getting found and telling others about our adventures. Visuals help reinforce and support those adventures. Tables, charts, and especially maps aid in exploring one's lost and found states. They tell the stories.
Create visual displays and reports with Social Explorer. Use their base maps or build your own with their advanced exploration tools. Their goal is to help "people understand the world through data". It is a collection of data indicators across demography, economy, health, religion, crime, and more.
What does this map say about the area around CC?
This demographic data visualization and research tool can export maps in various formats and create stories for presentations. Datasets cover the globe and include World Development Indicators, European statistics, and many U.S. government sets such as Census, Business, FBI, CDC, and elections.
In 2016 Social Explorer won a Webby Award for Best Law Website for their project that illustrates the impact of the Evenwel v. Abott Supreme Court case through interactive maps.
See what you can do with it.
Play around with Social Explorer yourself.
Access by logging into your CC account on campus and off campus use your Gold Card.