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JOU 4340 Writing and Editing for Online Media: Class 2

Proprietary Data Sources

Free Data Resources

More resources to explore and visualize data


Provides demographic, education, health, geographic data and more. Offers the user the capability of presenting the data visually through maps, tables, and reports. This resource is geared toward non-GIS experts who want to analyze large amounts of data.


We will explore 3 Functions:

  1. Quick Map
  2. Reports
  3. 3-Layer Maps

Time Permitting...

Statista : the leading statistics portal

Statista is a, portal that integrates thousands of diverse topics of data and facts from a wide range of sources onto a single platform and provides data on over 80 000 topics from more than 10 000 different sources including agriculture, advertising, health, hospitality, consumer goods, and more. Categorized into market sectors, Statista provides access to quantitative facts on many areas of interest. Sources of information include market researchers, trade publications, scientific journals, and government databases.


This web-based mapping tool makes it easy to create professional-quality thematic maps and reports using extensive demographic, business, health, and marketing data. Additional components include: Dun & Bradstreet business listings, consumer health data (EASI AGS), and marketing research data (MRI, SimmonsLOCAL, Nielsen Claritas PRIZM Premier). 3 concurrent users at a time are allowed. Create an account to save work, or log in as a guest. Please remember to log out when done.


Provides directory information on U.S. business and residential listings. Searching may be done by either using the "quick search" option (searches by name, location) or by using the "custom search" option. With the custom search, geographic location, SIC/NAICS code, revenue, number of employees, ownership, financial data, or any combination of the above may be used as search terms. In addition to address and phone number, each entry includes officer names and titles, corporate affiliation, and business type, among other information.


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