Monday, February 19, 2007

[TIPS] census data mashup

A mashup occurs when someone writes a website that uses data from another website. Google maps and Flickr are the top two sites most often used in mashups. This one uses Yahoo! maps.
 
The above link is to a mashup that will plot census data based on a zipcode. It displays population and Housing demographics under the tabs found above the graph on the left. (You'll see. It's easy.) Now, combine that site with this one: http://65.39.85.13/google/default.htm. (You'll have to bookmark it because you'll never remember the IP address.) This site not only shows the census data for your zipcode, but also the data from areas within a 1, 3, and 5 mile radius.
 
Together, those two sites may be just what the Sociology teacher is looking for.

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