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Premium Lock In a first, new map tracks economic, demographic, education data across N.C.

Published: 2012-05-15 14:10:00
Updated: 2012-05-15 14:26:16

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New "heat map" tracks data across North Carolina New "heat map" tracks data across North Carolina.
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This is pretty basic stuff ... the kind of thing a student might do for a class project in an Introductory GIS class (Geographic Information System). I sure hope no one spent too much money on this.
SimplyMap is a data and mapping tool already available from the state's public libraries and does the same thing as this does. It's paid for by taxpayers and free to use. There may be some differences in what data is provided, but SimplyMap will allow you to upload existing data to their system if you ask them. Sorry to see UNC and SAS reinvent the wheel.
This is a useful application, but it would have been so much more useful if this data and functionality had been added to enhance the existing AccessNC site that already aggregates and exposes a large amount of demographic, economic, business and education information in a map-based application. http://accessnc.commerce.state.nc.us/EDIS/page1.html
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