Eugene, Oregon (PRWEB) December 11, 2013
Ethnicity.Censusviewer.com sets itself apart in many ways. Instead of using broad ethnic groupings the map shows the ancestral country of origin for more than 75 different countries. The site does not use data from the Census Bureau (which is anonymous and limited to a few broad ethnic categories) but instead uses data from the U.S. voter files which contains the addresses of every voter. As a result, the interactive map shows the actual location and likely ethnicities for all voters down to the rooftop level.
Ethnicity.Censusviewer.com runs inside of Bing Maps so you have access to all the navigation controls, background maps and imagery of Bing Maps while viewing the data. You can look at the entire U.S. or zoom down to a neighborhood or even a few houses. When you zoom in all the way the map automatically switches to detailed aerial photographs and the likely ethnicity of the voters in each house is displayed via color-coded markers.
Ethnicity.Censusviewer.com is not just a series of static images. Instead, the site regenerates the visualization of 164 million voters on the fly each time you pan or zoom. Visitors can use Ethnicity.Censusviewer.com to create their own maps, filtering by any ethnic group(s) and zooming to any area.
The map marker colors for each ethnic group can be changed and ethnic groups can be visualized as a percentage of the population in a heat map. Numerical counts and percentages displayed in the side panel are automatically updated to reflect your specific map view while zooming and panning. There’s also a handy spreadsheet tool that allows you to download spreadsheets with the ethnic makeup for any area in the U.S. Ethnicity.Censusviewer.com is a great tool for anyone wanting to create their own ethnicity maps using a rich trove of ethnic data about American voters.
Moonshadow Mobile’s technology can map 200 million records per second per processor. As a result panning and zooming is almost instant. Ethnicity.Censusviewer.com is one of the first sites where interactive Big Data Geospatial Visualization is made available to the public for free.