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Online Mapping Tools

How to create maps quickly and easily using Social Explorer, SimplyMap, or PolicyMap.

Using SimplyMap

Access SimplyMap via Penn Libraries

1. Access SimplyMap through the Penn Libraries website by clicking on the "Connect to resource" link located in the "Online" box on the right side of your screen. 

 

2. You will be asked to enter your PennKey and password.

 

 

 

3. Click on the red link "Connect to SimplyMap 3.0 Now."

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

4. Click on the "Sign in as a guest" link.

Alternatively, you can create your own account (it's free!), but you don't have to for the purposes of this guide and tutorial.                                                               

  

SimplyMap Practice

Exercise: Philadelphia Hipsters

This exercise will help you understand the basics of how to identify and target consumer groups in a particular area (in this case hipster-dense neighborhoods within Philadelphia).

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How to Cite

Chicago

Map:

Title of map, dates. SimplyMap, permalink URL (based on data from <identify data source>; date accessed).

Example:

Population Density, 2015 by Counties. SimplyMap, (based on data from Applied Geographic Solutions, Inc.; accessed Jul 27 17:16:03 EST 2010).

MLA

Map:

Title of map, dates. SimplyMap, permalink URL (based on data from <identify data source>; date accessed).

Example:

Population Density, 2015 by Counties. SimplyMap, (based on data from Applied Geographic Solutions, Inc.; accessed Jul 27 17:16:03 EST 2010).

APA

"If you create maps and reports in SimplyMap and incorporate them in a website, book, or PowerPoint presentation, you will need to cite the information in APA stye. Here are some examples of how to do this:

     Geographic Research, Inc. (2011). EASI/MRI Consumer Expenditure Data 2010 retrieved February 17th, 2011, from SimplyMap database.

     Geographic Research, Inc. (2011). Census 2010 Current Estimates Data retrieved February 17th, 2011, from SimplyMap database.

     Geographic Research, Inc. (2011). Map with 2010 Consumer Expenditure Data retrieved February 17th, 2011, from SimplyMap database."

From SimplyMap website.