Simply Map: Visualizing Census and Survey Data

Submitted by Aisha Conner-Gaten on February 9th, 2017
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Short Description: 

This instructional session coincided with a project comparing data from two cities for an Urban Studies 1000 level (Freshmen) course. The session provided a basic overview of Simply Map as a web-based application, described the data available within and its origins (Census, American Community Survey, etc.), two activities for creating and visualizing the data, and supporting materials for understanding the data including a libguide and deliverable handout.

Learning Outcomes: 

User will be able to: -To create a map using variable data in SimplyMap -To create a standard report using variable data in SimplyMap -To create a ring study using variable data in SimplyMap -Develop relationships between variable data in SimplyMap

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Course Context (e.g. how it was implemented or integrated): 

This session was conducted before the announcement of the course project that specifically calls for students to create SimplyMap reports to compare data across multiple locations for the Urban Studies course. Data found in SimplyMap can be used by students as maps, charts, and tables on a poster project to be completed at the semester's end.

Potential Pitfalls and Teaching Tips: 

Ensure that all users have SimplyMap access before the session begins. SimplyMap does have a user threshold for simultaneous access so contact the company to ensure enough seats for your session.

Suggested Citation: 
Conner-Gaten, Aisha. "Simply Map: Visualizing Census and Survey Data." CORA (Community of Online Research Assignments), 2017.


I believe the tool is now called Simply Analytics. Here is the lib guide: