This page contains information on data that will be of particular use to spatial demographers. It has been organized into ….
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Esri GIS Bibliography
Esri is the company behind ArcGIS, the most popular GIS software in the world. This bibliography offers a number of other resources to those interested in GIS. It currently contains almost 200,000 GIS-related items and it is constantly maintained and updated.
Macro International’s Demographic and Health Research Division> is home to the Demographic and Health Surveys (DHS) which has “collected, analyzed, and disseminated accurate and representative data on population, health, HIV, and nutrition through more than 300 surveys in over 90 countries.”
Los Angeles Families and Neighborhoods (LAFANS) project, an important longitudinal study whose goal is to “understand: how neighborhoods affect a variety of outcomes, including children’s development and well-being and stress and health among children and adults.”
- The Center for Disease Control’s NCHHSTP AtlasThis interactive tool “provides interactive maps, graphs, tables, and figures showing geographic patterns and time trends of HIV, AIDS, viral hepatitis, tuberculosis, chlamydia, gonorrhea, and primary and secondary syphilis surveillance data.”
- HealthMap.org provides up to date maps and information on infectious diseases.
- The National Cancer Institute Cancer Mortality Maps and Graphs provides provides dynamically generated maps of cancer incidence
- The World Health Organization Global Health Observatory Map Gallerycontains recent maps about various global health issues.
- Virtual Laboratory in Racial and Ethnic Stratification and InequalityRun by Mark Fossett at Texas A&M Universty. Offers several tools for measuring and analyzing segregation.
Geospatial Data Resources
U.S. Data—University Sites:
- The State of the Nation’s Cities Database – This database of the Center for Urban Policy Research is a “comprehensive database on 77 American cities and suburbs” which contains over 3,000 variables including “indicators on employment and economic development, demographic measures, housing and land use, income and poverty, fiscal conditions, and a host of other health, social, and environmental indicators.”
- Tufts University GIS Data Portal— A list of online GIS data sources and portals. Why not just put these on our website?
- University of Missouri – Census Data Server – An online tool to help users access and manipulate US Census data.
- University of Virginia- Geospatial Data Portal— A search engine for geospatial data that can be searched through keywords, or thorough an interactive map.
- Inter-University Consortium for Political and Social Research (ICPSR) – “A data archive of more than 500,000 files of research in the social sciences”, which can be searched, or sorted by topic, area, geography, or country.
- University of Minnesota IPUMS – Collection of current and historical census data for the USA and other countries around the world. See our short topic presentation on the University of Minnesota for more information.
- University of Arkansas Geospatial Data – A Geospatial data portal.
- National Historical Geographic Information System (NHGIS)—University of Minnesota
- Pennsylvania Spatial Data Access (PASDA)—Penn State University
- Philadelphia Neighborhood Base—University of Pennsylvania
U.S. Data—Federal Agencies:
- Center for Disease Control—Data Access Tools
- Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)—Data Finder
- Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI)—Uniform Crime Reports
- National Center for Education Statistics—Common Core of Data (CCD)
- National Center for Education Statistics—School District Demographic System (SDDS)
- Oak Ridge National Laboratory—LandScan
- U.S. Census Bureau—American Fact Finder
- U.S. Census Bureau 1790–2010—SocialExplorer
- U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA)—Food Environment Atlas
- U.S. Geological Survey (USGS)—Maps, Imagery and Publications
Spatial Data Vendors and Clearinghouses: