Date of Award
Masters Capstone Project
M.S. in Geographic Information Science
College of Natural Science and Mathematics, Geography and the Environment
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.com. 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.
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Received from author
Trone, Daniel, "MapUtopia: An Improvement over Existing Census Mapping Applications" (2012). Geography and the Environment: Graduate Student Capstones. 21.