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GeoStats:  Spatial,  Socioeconomic and Natural Resource Data Service

Numeric data

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GeoStats logo imagesNumeric databases, for example economic time series, opinion surveys, election results and Census figures, are available in several forms, including online data bases, documents in paper, microform, floppy disk, and CD-ROM formats.

A versatile work station is available for your research involving spatial & numeric data and geographic information systems (GIS).  Located on the first floor of the Fogler Library, it can be used to create maps color-coded to correspond to spatial distribution of your chosen data.  Faculty may request a session for their classes to teach a specific application pertinent to their coursework.

System:  Custom built computer with an Intel Celeron 2.4 GHz C.P.U., 512 Mb RAM, 37.2 GB hard drive, running Windows 2000, with a Sony 17" color monitor, and a CD-R/CD-ROM drive and a DVD-ROM drive.

Maps from the Library's collections, or that you provide, can be vector-scanned with the CalComp Drawing Board III Model 34360-H2 large-format digitizer tablet at the work station or raster-scanned on a color digitizer in the Media Resource Center/Learning Materials Center.  A large-format Hewlett-Packard DesignJet 450C color plotter provides quality output up to 3 feet wide and of any practical length.  Assistance is available for locating socioeconomic data in all formats. 

Selection of GIS and numerical analysis software
available at the Library's GeoStats work station:

          MS Access
Selection of socioeconomic databases
available through the GeoStats work station:
          1990 Census Public Use Microdata Sample (PUMS)
          County and City Data Book
          County Business Patterns
          Maine Population Totals for Minor Civil Divisions 1790-2000
          Projections of Education Statistics
          Regional Economic Information System (REIS)

Useful links for numeric data

For assistance and to make suggestions please contact Karen Stewart

Page Created by Frank Wihbey; revised by Karen Stewart: 12/28/11

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