Penn Libraries provides access to easy-to-use tools for creating maps from data, without GIS experience.
|Primarily demographic and historical U.S. census data; also provides access to other U.S. and international data sets.|
|Public policy, housing, and a plethora of other data sets for the U.S.|
|Marketing data and projections for the U.S.|
These resources are free to Penn users; to get the benefit of the Penn subscription, they should be accessed through the library homepage or Penn research guides. This guide will show you how to choose the tool that is right for you and to make maps with simple exercises that demonstrate their powerful features.
|Emphasis||Demography and historical census data||Policy||Marketing data and projections|
|Census/American Community Survey||1790-2015||2000-2015||2000-2015|
|Other Data||US Election, Religion, Crime,& Health Data; World Development Indicators, Canadian Census, European Statistics, UK Census, Ireland Religion||Housing, lending, health, workforce||NielsenPRIZM, sales, including projections|
|Export Formats||Image, Powerpoint, Excel, CSV||PDF, PNG, CSV||PNG, JPEG, SVG, PDF, Shapefile|
|Geographies||For Census/American Community Survey: Census geographies. For other data, varies by data set.||Varies by data set.||Census, zip code, congressional district.|