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Finding and Using GIS Data

The AGS Library's Guide to Finding GIS data and working with it for your specific project needs

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About: A platform for data visualization and interaction. Create maps, reports, and charts to geographically express trends in population, economy, health, and other topics. There is extensive U.S. Census data to view, but there are many other data sources, including the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention, the World Bank, as well as censuses from United Kingdom and Canada.

Data Available: Not only can you download data, you can also export a map you created as an image. Additionally, you can upload an Excel spreadsheet file (.csv format only) and geocode locations onto a map. It is also possible to download geocoded data into either shapefile or GeoJSON format.

Topics Include: Population, Housing, Income, Poverty, Religion, Health, Land Coverage, Elections, Crime, Employment, Education

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Finding and Using GIS Data by Board of Regents of the University of Wisconsin System is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 3.0 Unported License