GRI Exhibiting at ALA Midwinter, January 2013

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Come visit the SimplyMap team at the ALA Midwinter Meeting, January 25 – 28, 2013 in Seattle, WA. We will be in Booth 1307, and as always we look forward to meeting with customers new and old, and others who are interested in learning more about SimpyMap and getting the latest tips, tricks, and feature updates.

Visit us in Booth 1307; indulge in some chocolate and enter to win a new monitor! We look forward to seeing you!

Exhibit Hours
Friday, January 25            5:30 pm – 7:00 pm
Saturday, January 26       9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Sunday, January 27          9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Monday, January 28        9:00 am – 2:00 pm


Top Cities for Vanity

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Men’s Health magazine is charting vanity in US cities, with help from SimplyMap.

What did they find? The Sunshine State, with a long history of going to great lengths to look good, tops the list of America’s Vainest Cities, with Tampa in the top spot and Miami ranked eighth. Here is a word on the methodology used, which included several variables from SimplyMap:

We added up each city’s rates for cosmetic procedures (American Society of Plastic Surgeons), Botox users, folks who go for dye jobs, and people who will spend anything to look younger (Experian Marketing Services). We also tallied sales of at-home hair dyes, teeth whiteners, and shapewear (SimplyMap), as well as per-capita rates of cosmetic dentists, plastic surgeons, and tanning salons (American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, AMA, and SimplyMap). Finally, Foursquare told us where people check into those salons most often.

Most Vain:

1. Tampa, FL
2. Plano, TX
3. Atlanta, GA
4. Las Vegas, NV
5. Dallas, TX
6. Pittsburgh, PA
7. Houston, TX
8. Miami, FL
9. San Francisco, CA
10. Providence, RI

For the full list, read more at Men’s Health


GRI Exhibiting at SLA – July 15-17

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We will be exhibiting at the Special Libraries Association (SLA) annual conference and Info-Expo at McCormick Place in Chicago Sunday June 15th – Tuesday July 17th. Visit us at Booth 124 to learn more about SimplyMap and enter our raffle for a new computer monitor!

SLA 2012 Conference Site

Sunday, 15 July | 11:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Monday, 16 July | 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Tuesday, 17 July | 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.




Upcoming Conference: ALA 2012 in Anaheim

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We will be exhibiting at the American Library Association (ALA) Conference in Anaheim Friday June 22nd – Monday June 25th. Visit us at Booth 421 to learn more about SimplyMap and enter our raffle for a new computer monitor!

ALA 2012 Conference Details

Exhibit Hours:

Friday, June 22           5:30-7:30pm (Opening Reception)
Saturday, June 23      9:00am – 5:00pm
Sunday, June 24          9:00am – 5:00pm
Monday, June 25        9:00am – 2:00pm



GRI to Exhibit at PLA, March 14-16

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Geographic Research, Inc. will be exhibiting at the Public Library Association (PLA) Conference. Visit us at Booth 2329 to learn more about SimplyMap and enter our raffle for a new computer monitor – will you be our next winner?

PLA 2012 Conference

March 13-17, 2012
Philadelphia Convention Center
Philadelphia, Pa.
The biennial PLA Conference holds a reputation for excellence as the largest conference devoted to public library professionals. The multi-day event offers nearly 200 top-quality education programs, social events that include author luncheons and networking receptions, and a bustling exhibits hall featuring the latest in products and services.

Exhibit Hours:

Wednesday, March 14     4:00-6:30 PM Reception
Thursday, March 15         9:30 AM – 5:00 PM
Friday, March 16              9:30 AM – 4:00 PM



America’s Saddest Cities

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Men’s Health magazine has published a ranked list to help readers find the cities where Americans are the saddest and where they are living with big smiles on their faces. As they note, “we aren’t shrinks, so our diagnosis is more statistical than psychological.” Editors calculated suicide rates (CDC) and unemployment rates (Bureau of Labor Statistics, as of June 2011). Then they tapped SimplyMap for the percentage of households that use antidepressants as well as the number of people who report feeling the blues all or most of the time.


View the complete list of Saddest Cities

Understandably, some of the people in those sad cities had something to say about these findings:

America’s Saddest Cities – Huffington Post

Magazine says Cincinnati is 16th saddest city

Detroit America’s Second Saddest City

Louisville is sad—we’re in Men’s Health’s top five saddest cities

Poll: Is Brandon a Sad-City Bright Spot?

Men’s Health: Honolulu best place to be happy

Magazine says St. Petersburg is country’s saddest city; Tampa not far behind


Visit the GRI Booth at ALA Midwinter

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We will be exhibiting at the American Library Association Midwinter Meeting & Exhibition in Dallas this January. Visit us at booth 2513 for a demonstration and to have all your SimplyMap questions answered. We will also be raffling off a new computer monitor – will you be our next winner?

Midwinter Meeting & Exhibition
January 20-24, 2012
Dallas Convention Center
Dallas, TX


Geographic Research Booth # 2513

Exhibit Hours:
Friday, January 20 — 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Saturday, January 21 — 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Sunday, January 22 — 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Monday, January 23 — 9:00 am – 2:00 pm


Men’s Health uses SimplyMap to Rank Most Educated Cities

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Men’s Health magazine has once again published rankings that include research from SimplyMap. They ranked the most (and least) educated cities in America. In addition to several other sources of data, Men’s Health editors tapped SimplyMap to find out how many households have student loans or take adult-education courses. Hint: the folks in Plano, TX were quite a bit happier than those in Providence, RI!

Also ranked are the 50 most radioactive cities in America. Researchers used SimplyMap in this case to analyze people’s exposure to x-rays. That data, plus several other data points collected from various sources led editors to declare Jacksonville, FL as America’s most radioactive city.


GRI Exhibiting and Presenting at North Carolina Library Association, October 4-7

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Geographic Research will be exhibiting and presenting during a vendor showcase session at the upcoming North Carolina Library Association (NCLA) Biennial Conference, October 4-7, 2011 in Hickory, NC.

Attendees can visit the SimplyMap booth or attend our vendor showcase to learn about some of the powerful new features included with SimplyMap 2.0, including:

* Completely redesigned, intuitive and simplified multi-tab interface

* Interactive guided wizards for maps and reports

* Boolean searching to quickly find data variables

* Organize your work using tags

* Easily share your work with any SimplyMap user in the country

* Powerful data filters can now be applied to both maps and reports

* More export options

* Faster performance

NCLA More Information



GRI Exhibiting at SLA and ALA conferences this month

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We will be exhibiting at the Special Library Association Annual Conference in Philadelphia and the American Library Association conference in New Orleans later this month. Come and visit the Geographic Research booth, enter to win a new computer monitor, and get a first look at recently-released SimplyMap 2.0, redesigned from the ground up!

2011 SLA Annual Conference and INFO-EXPO
Pennsylvania Convention Center
Philadelphia, PA

Geographic Research Booth # 816

Exhibit Hours:
Sunday, June 12 | 12:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Monday, June 13 | 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Tuesday, June 14 | 10:00 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.

2011 ALA Annual Conference and Exhibition
Ernest N. Morial Convention Center
New Orleans, LA

Geographic Research Booth #3621

Exhibit Hours:
Friday, June 24: 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Saturday, June 25: 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Sunday, June 26: 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Monday, June 27: 9:00 am – 2:00 pm

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