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PolicyMap: Getting Started

This guide is under construction! If you need help with using PolicyMap, feel free to contact me at bdigiallonardo@barry.edu


PolicyMap

 A US-National web-based Geographic Information System used to understand communities. With easy-to-use menus, PolicyMap is a “GIS tool for non-GIS experts” for those who need to visualize large amounts of data quickly and easily, often down to the census tract or block group level. It is used in the social sciences, urban studies and regional planning, real estate and housing analysis, community and economic development, public administration and policy, public health, political science, education, environmental studies, business and finance, economics, statistics and geography, among other areas. In addition, students and faculty can easily upload and incorporate their data into and leverage it against the thousands of indicators already available in PolicyMap.

PolicyMap Quick Start - 3 minutes can save you time!

PolicyMap is a tool for all of you who wished there was an easier way to incorporate the power of data into the decisions you make. It’s fast, efficient and captures data in visually powerful ways through custom maps, tables and reports.

PolicyMap has created a 3-minute Quick Start video for those who wish to jump right into PolicyMap. You’ll learn how to search for specific addresses, locations or census tracts, find and add data to your map, use the identify tool to see the data behind the map and use the features loaded into the legend.

There are over 47,000 predefined maps and many unique features, so we invite anyone to join a free online training session to learn more about PolicyMap: PolicyMap Training Calencar.

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