GIS (geographic information systems)
The Center for Geographic Analysis includes software, data, current projects at Harvard, and other resources of interest to the GIS community.
Business Analyst Online provides user friendly access to data on demographics and businesses in the USA. Business Analyst Online is intended for commercial audiences focused primarily on site selection. Access to is database is provided through Harvard University’s Esri site license, only for HUID holders.
ArcGIS is available in the Baker Library Stamps Reading Room. The PC next to the Access Desk with the label CDROM (next to the Bloomberg machine) has Business Analyst available. This software allows you to view and query maps based on a range of criteria and offers more robust and complex searching and reporting than Business Analyst Online.
Policy Map - PolicyMap is a fully web-based Geographic Information System for the United States. It captures data in visually powerful ways through custom demographic maps, tables, reports and an analysis tool called Analytics. PolicyMap's GIS mapping services can incorporate your own data and leverage it against the thousands of indicators already available. Available data includes demographics, home sale statistics, health data, mortgage trends, school performance scores and labor data like unemployment, crime statistics and city crime rates.
Social Explorer - Presents historical census data for the United States through the use of interactive maps and reports. Currently provides access to data from 1940 to 2000 at census tract, county, state and national level.
The eAtlas of Human Development is a free online application from the World Bank. It facilitates creating maps out of Human Development Indicators such as income distribution, educational attainment and availability of water.