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Urban Studies

Policy Map

This map shows the location of Browfields (orange pin points) in the shaded areas of the city of St. Louis. The shaded areas represent African American population percentage rates of approximately 25% or more.

PolicyMap Quick Start Guide [click to access this 4 min. tutorial]

"We have created a Quick Start for those who wish to jump right into PolicyMap. You’ll learn how to search for specific addresses, locations or census tracts, find and add data to your map, use the identify tool to see the data behind the map and use the features loaded into the legend." [PolicyMap Team]

PolicyMap [click to access this resource]

"GIS mapping services from PolicyMap captures data in visually powerful ways through custom demographic maps, tables, reports and an analysis tool, Analytics. Available data includes demographics, home sale statistics, health data, mortgage trends, school performance scores and labor data like unemployment, crime statistics and city crime rates. (About Us, viewed Jan. 26, 2012)

"PolicyMap is a fully web-based online data and mapping application that gives you access to over 15,000 indicators related to demographics, housing, crime, mortgages, health, jobs and more. Data is available at all common geographies (address, block group, census tract, zip code, county, city, state, MSA) as well as unique geographies like school districts and political boundaries. Data comes from both public and proprietary sources" PolicyMap allows you to create maps of the United States with included data: demographics, home sale statistics, health data, mortgage trends, school performance scores, unemployment rates, crime statistics and city crime rates.