PolicyMap is a GIS mapping tool that allows users to manipulate and plot data by geographical location. Data included in PolicyMap ranges from Census data (including income, education, and housing), bankruptcy data, food availability information, crime stats, and health data.
Data Layers and Data Points
Most searches in PolicyMap will start with a location search, which is available at the top of screen. The default search is an address search. You can enter an exact address, or a geographical region (such as Binghamton, NY).
More location search options are available in the drop down:
When your location is found, a data pointer will appear on the map. Your location or geographical area will be bordered in orange. Clicking on the map will produce an information bubble that will provide more geographical information about the selected area.
If you save your custom regions, maps or other work in PolicyMap, it will save to the Binghamton University Libraries account, and become available for all users logging in on the Libraries' subscription.
If you want to have a private account through our Libraries' subscription so your data will not be shared, contact PolicyMap directly for more information.
Sharing from PolicyMap
PolicyMap offers the following methods of sharing your results. Not all options will be available for all search types (maps. tables, 3-D maps and reports).
The options that are available for each search will be present in the top right of the screen.