Users can create maps and access to the data (more than 1500 variables) related to demographics, income/spending, housing, lending, quality of life, economy, education, health, federally guideline data (such as what areas are considered as “Low/Med” for the Housing and Urban Development (HUD) community block group development grant) , and more.
Data is available across a wide range of geographies (address, block groups, census tract, zip code, county, city, state, MSA) in addition to school districts, HUD neighborhoods, and political boundaries.
With the mapping tools, “3-Layers Map” to find places that match two or three criteria of data on ONE map and “Data Loader” to upload own spreadsheet of data to make the location points on a map, users can easily identify or visualize an interesting neighborhood or a target area for public investment or an interesting research area.
Please explore this product through our library databases. The step-by-step instructions is available at: http://gmu.policymap.com/blog/2013/04/policymap-tutorial/
Please be aware of Technical Requirement to use this product: Internet Explorer 9.0 or up, Google Chrome, or Apple Safari.