Date of Award


Document Type

Masters Capstone Project

Degree Name

M.S. in Geographic Information Science

Organizational Unit

College of Natural Science and Mathematics, Geography and the Environment

First Advisor

Frank Orr

Second Advisor

Steven R. Hick


Demographic mapping applications, United States census, MapUtopia


The United States Census public data portal and other existing demographic mapping applications do a suboptimal job of serving two prime data user groups; the casual data user, and the GIS data user. The Census Bureau in particular has produced a user-unfriendly product with a steep learning curve. In response to the lack of an existing platform which could efficiently handle common user requests, the author has created MapUtopia is an interactive census data mapping application which allows for quick user access to commonly requested demographic data, and allows for user download of that data in the commonly utilized KML format. MapUtopia is built on the principle of usability, and leverages the Google Maps API and open source software.

Copyright Date


Copyright Statement / License for Reuse

All Rights Reserved
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Publication Statement

Copyright is held by the author. User is responsible for all copyright compliance.

Rights Holder

Daniel Trone


Received from author

File Format



English (eng)


52 pgs

File Size

396 KB