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1. 2004 Election Maps (external link)
Abstract: Based on 2004 Presidential Election results, this series of graphs depicts information about voting habits by county and state, highlighting both the East/Middle/West divides, as well as the closeness of most counties (depicted in purple).
Category: Mapping



2. 2005 New York State Statistical Yearbook (external link)
Abstract: This site provides hundreds of easily searchable tables of data to download with statistics about New York State. Some topics include business, employment, criminal justice, housing, education, health, agriculture, and general demographics.
Category: Statistics, Data, Charts, Graphing, Mapping



3. Blank Map of Brooklyn (internal link)
Abstract: Blank map of Brooklyn, NY
Category: Mapping



4. Blank Map of Manhattan (internal link)
Abstract: Blank map of Manhattan, NY
Category: Mapping



5. Blank Map of NYC (w/ Zip Codes) (internal link)
Abstract: Blank map of NYC (includes zip codes)
Category: Mapping



6. Blank Map of NYC (w/out Zip Codes) (internal link)
Abstract: Blank map of NYC (no zip codes shown)
Category: Mapping



7. Blank Map of Queens (internal link)
Abstract: Blank map of Queens, NY
Category: Mapping



8. Blank Map of the Bronx (internal link)
Abstract: Blank map of the Bronx, NY
Category: Mapping



9. Brooklyn Displacement Study (internal link)
Abstract: This Powerpoint Presentation identifies census tracts in Brooklyn that are most likely to experience displacement by analyzing income data from the 2000 and 1990 census'. It contains both graphs and maps to illustrate the methodology.
Category: Data, Graphing, Mapping



10. Census Maps (external link)
Abstract: This is the Census Bureau's Mapping page. You can have the computer make maps based on current census data for many types of geographic and spatial perameters.
Category: Mapping



11. Community Mapping Assistance Project (CMAP) (external link)
Abstract: This website helps activists and social-justice organizations design maps to both learn more about their communities, and for presenting information to others. There are examples of maps they've made, useful tips to making your own maps, and information about how to partner with them.
Category: Mapping



12. Community Mapping: An Overview (external link)
Abstract: This website/article presents a very useful overview of how to use mapping to help with community revitilization.
Category: Mapping



13. Community Mapping: Using Geographic Data for Neighborhood Revitilization (external link)
Abstract: This article covers how to use maps to help with community organizing and revitilization campaigns. It contains lots of examples, as well as detailed steps to take when creating such maps.
Category: Mapping



14. Diplomas Count: An Essential Guide to Graduation Policy and Rates (external link)
Abstract: This page features reports and data on all 50 states about graduation rates and trends. It also contains reports on the financial impact of graduating from High School, data sets, and maps.
Category: Statistics, Data, Mapping



15. Economic Justice Maps (external link)
Abstract: A series of maps related to economic justice topics, specific to New York City, including maps on banking in poor communities, banking opportunities for immigrants, subprime lenders, check cashers, etc.
Category: Mapping



16. Evidence from 2000 Census About Earnings by Detailed Occupation for Men and Women (external link)
Abstract: This report looks at the distribution of earning by occupation for all workers and seperately for men and women. Earnings includes wages, salaries, and self employment.
Category: Statistics, Data, Charts, Graphing, Mapping



17. Fast Food Maps (external link)
Abstract: This "Google Mash-up" website allows you to map fast food restaurants anywhere in the US
Category: Mapping, Geography, Geometry



18. Foreign Born Population in the United States (external link)
Abstract: A map, by county, of the percent of foreign-born people there are in the United States
Category: Mapping



19. Graph of HIV Rates vs. Income, Worldwide (by Country) (internal link)
Abstract: A Scatterplot graph comparing HIV prevalance rates and Gross National Income (per capita) for over 100 countries around the world.
Category: Scatterplots, Mapping, Graphing



20. High Cost of Credit: Disparities of High-Cost Loans to Minorities (external link)
Abstract: This article and website contain a report, maps, and data on the disparity of high-cost loans to minorities throughout the U.S.
Category: Statistics, Data, Charts, Graphing, Mapping



21. How the States Measure Up: Women's Employment and Earnings, by Race and Ethnicity Labor Force Participation Rates for Women, by (external link)
Abstract: From the Institute for Women's Policy Research comes a series of maps of the United States that visually represent the economic status of women based on 2002 data
Category: Mapping



22. How the States Measure Up: Women's Reproductive Rights, by Race and Ethnicity Percent of Mothers Beginning Prenatal Care in the (external link)
Abstract: From the Institute for Women's Policy Research comes a series of maps of the United States that visually represent the economic status of women based on 2002 data
Category: Mapping



23. How the States Measure Up: Women's Social and Economic Autonomy, by Race and Ethnicity Percent of Women Aged 25 and Over with a (external link)
Abstract: From the Institute for Women's Policy Research comes a series of maps of the United States that visually represent the economic status of women based on 2002 data
Category: Mapping



24. How the States Measure Up: Womens Political Representation by Race and Ethnicity (external link)
Abstract: From the Institute for Women's Policy Research comes a series of maps of the United States that visually represent the economic status of women based on 2002 data
Category: Mapping



25. Hurricane Katrina Resource Maps (external link)
Abstract: These maps were prepared for selected areas in support of Hurricane Katrina relief efforts. They contain data on poverty, race, age, education, and other demographic categories for different counties, cities, and states that were affected by Hurricane Katrina.
Category: Mapping, Geometry



26. Map of NY Counties (w/ Names) (internal link)
Abstract: Map of NY counties with names
Category: Mapping



27. Map of NY Counties (w/out Names) (internal link)
Abstract: Map of NY counties without names
Category: Mapping



28. Map of Womens Median Annual Earnings (external link)
Abstract: From the Institute for Women's Policy Research comes a series of maps of the United States that visually represent the economic status of women based on 2002 data
Category: Mapping



29. Math, Maps, and Misrepresentation (external link)
Abstract: A goal of the map project was for students to use mathematics to analyze diverse map projections and to raise questions about what the various maps showed - and why. This article discusses this unit and reflections on it.
Category: Mapping



30. Metropolitan Area Research Center (MARC) (external link)
Abstract: The Metropolitan Area Research Corporation (MARC) is a non-profit research and geographic information systems (GIS) firm with a history of service to the public interest, government, philanthropy, academia, and private research institutions. This website contains dozens of useful maps for 25 major US cities.
Category: Mapping



31. Mexican Born Population in the United States (external link)
Abstract: A map, by county, of the percent of Mexican-born people there are in the United States
Category: Mapping



32. Migration Information Source (external link)
Abstract: This very informative website contains a wealth of information about migrants, immigration, and populations of countries around the world. It includes a global data center, maps, publications and reports, and much much more.
Category: Mapping, Data, Graphing



33. National Geographic Map Machine - Online Interactive Maps (external link)
Abstract: A user-friendly website that allows users to quickly create maps by either geographic region or social, political, or economic topic.
Category: Mapping, Geography



34. Payday Lenders vs. McDonalds (external link)
Abstract: Compare the number of payday lenders in your state against the number of McDonald's in your state, and see some interesting results arise.
Category: Mapping, Data



35. Payday Lending and the Military (external link)
Abstract: Writing within the relatively new interdisciplinary “law and geography” movement, this Article provides geographic evidence that payday lenders do aggressively target American military personnel, irrespective of most forms of legal regulation.
Category: Mapping, Data



36. Percent of Women Above Poverty (external link)
Abstract: From the Institute for Women's Policy Research comes a series of maps of the United States that visually represent the economic status of women based on 2002 data
Category: Mapping



37. PolicyLink (external link)
Abstract: PolicyLink is a national nonprofit research, communications, capacity building, and advocacy organization working to advance policies to achieve economic and social equity. Among their regional equity approaches is equitable development, a comprehensive local, regional, and state framework emphasizing equitable public investment, the fair distribution of affordable housing, and community strategies to improve health.
Category: Statistics, Data, Charts, Graphing, Mapping



38. Poverty in the United States, 2001 (external link)
Abstract: The Census Report on Poverty in the US. Includes current and historical data by age, race, worker status and experience, depth of poverty, etc., for different regions across the United States.
Category: Statistics, Data, Charts, Graphing, Mapping



39. Predatory Tax-Time Loans Strip $324 Million from NY's Poorest Communities: An Analysis of Tax Refund Anticipation Lending in NYC (internal link)
Abstract: This report analyzes Rapid Anticipatory Loan (RAL) data in NY between 2002 - 2005, and examines how these loans, and both the large and small banks and financial institutions throughout the city, siphoned $324 million out of the poorest communities.
Category: Rates, Percents, Mapping



40. Rapid Rip-Offs: Tax Refund Anticipation Lending in New York City (external link)
Abstract: This report by the NY Economic Development Advocacy Program (NEDAP) explores how much money low-income New Yorkers are spending on rapid-refund tax loans. It contains both written analysis, graphs, and maps.
Category: Mapping



41. Social Explorer: Interactive Map Page (external link)
Abstract: This page contains an incredible mapping program. Start with a map of the U.S. Then pick a larger topic (such as race, income, foreign-born population, education) and then more specific categories (ie. % Hispanic, % Black, % White)… and zoom in on a state, county, or census tract within seconds.
Category: Mapping, Rates, Geometry



42. State-by-State Rankings and Data on Indicators of Women's Economic Status by Race and Ethnicity (external link)
Abstract: From the Institute for Women's Policy Research comes a series of maps of the United States that visually represent the economic status of women based on 2002 data
Category: Mapping



43. Subprime Lending Maps (external link)
Abstract: A set of maps about Predatory and Subprime Loans around New York
Category: Mapping



44. The Atlas of Cancer Mortality 1950 - 1994: Maps and Graphs (external link)
Abstract: The Cancer Mortality Maps & Graph Web Site provides interactive maps, graphs, text, tables and figures showing geographic patterns and time trends of cancer death rates for the time period 1950-1994 for more than 40 cancers.
Category: Mapping



45. The Power and Potential of the EITC in 27 Cities (external link)
Abstract: This study looks at the effect that the EITC has had on different communities throughout the U.S. in terms of helping poor people. It focuses on these different areas as well as different types of jobs, family structures, etc. Also includes great maps of each region.
Category: Statistics, Data, Charts, Graphing, Mapping



46. The Water Atlast: A Unique Visual Analysis of the World's Most Critical Resource (external link)
Abstract: With a range of maps of startling clarity and richness of detail, The Water Atlas brings together the latest findings to show water distribution worldwide, the real cost of use in water-rich countries, and the dangers of a future where privatization and profit dictate availability.
Category: Statistics, Data, Charts, Graphing, Mapping



47. Total Expenditures per Student by School District in NY, 1997 (external link)
Abstract: This map highlights the disparities in school funding between urban and suburban districts in the NY region.
Category: Mapping



48. United Nations Statistics Division (external link)
Abstract: This website contains statistical databases and publications on demographics and social characteristics on most countries around the world. Some areas of classification include: economics, environmental and energy, poverty, migration, mortality, population, density, and urbanization.
Category: Statistics, Data, Charts, Graphing, Mapping



49. US Census Bureau (external link)
Abstract: The official government website for the US Census. It contains current and historical information on the US Population and current demographic trends, sortable by a variety of perameters including race, age, geographic location, nation or origin, job, economic status, etc.
Category: Statistics, Data, Charts, Graphing, Mapping



50. US-Mexico Migration (external link)
Abstract: This special website created by the Migration Information Center explores the history of Mexican migration to the US. It includes data, articles, and information related to the labor force, voting, immigration policy, etc.
Category: Mapping, Data, Graphing



51. We The People: Asians in the United States (external link)
Abstract: This report provides a portrait of the Asian and Asian-American population in the US. It presents several demographic, social, and economic characteristics gather from the 2000 census.
Category: Statistics, Data, Charts, Graphing, Mapping



52. We The People: Hispanics in the United States (external link)
Abstract: This report provides a portrait of the Hispanic-origin population in the US. It presents several demographic, social, and economic characteristics gather from the 2000 census.
Category: Statistics, Data, Charts, Graphing, Mapping



53. Womens Economic Status in NY (external link)
Abstract: From the Institute for Women's Policy Research comes a series of maps of the United States that visually represent the economic status of women based on 2002 data
Category: Mapping




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