New Online Data & Mapping Resource

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PolicyMap is a powerful online data and mapping application with access to over 37,000 indicators related to income, spending, housing, environmental conditions, crime, health, jobs, census demographics and education. Data are available at all common geographies (address, block group, census tract, zip code, county, city, state, MSA) as well as unique geographies like school districts and political boundaries.

Data come from both public and proprietary sources. Many of the public files are available for download. Through PolicyMap, you can access all data in interactive maps, tables, charts, reports and through a unique analytic tool. Data is downloadable for use in research, mapping and presentation tools.  You may set up an individual account to privately store your work and share it with other users.

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UCSC has access to PolicyMap for one year, ending January 2018. Your feedback and the library budget will help us determine if we should renew our subscription.  Please share your thoughts using our feedback form.