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Introduction to Social Explorer

Tuesday, November 6, 2018, 1:30am-12:30pm, LIB 264A

Social Explorer is a user-friendly tool for creating interactive maps using recent and historical demographic data (e.g., U.S. census and American Community Survey).

This workshop is suitable for students and faculty from many disciplines, including business, criminal justice, education, gender studies, history, sociology, etc.

This hands-on workshop will begin with an overview of the data sets in Social Explorer, followed by step-by-step instructions for completing the following tasks:

  • Create maps using specific variables (e.g., race)
  • Change visualization types
  • Create and compare side-by-side maps
  • Save and share your map
  • Use the “Tell a Story” tool to provide context for your maps.


Prerequisites: None

Presenter: Walker Library’s Digital Initiatives Librarian, Professor Ken Middleton

Location: Walker Library, LIB 264A (Instruction Classroom)