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!
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!
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?
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.
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
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.
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
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 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.
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
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
Kenneth Johnson of the Science, Industry, and Business Library at the New York Public Library recently provided a “boot camp” on the library’s market research resources to budding entrepreneurs participating in FastTrac® NewVenture™. After several weeks, he was eager to learn the extent to which these folks used the available resources to create a pitch for their business idea. SimplyMap proved itself an extremely useful tool – see the NYPL blog for complete details and several examples of SimplyMap in use.
The GRI team is very excited to announce the launch of SimplyMap 2.0! Completely redesigned, it is now easier than ever to access data and create professional quality thematic maps and reports.
We have been working hard on many improvements – too many to list them all, but here are a few of the most significant changes:
Completely Redesigned Interface
Veteran users of SimplyMap will notice the completely redesigned interface right away. The look and feel of the application have been redesigned from the ground up, with input from librarians, faculty, and students. The new look reduces clutter, freeing up more screen real estate for maps and reports, and puts the most important features and controls right up front where they belong.
Hands-on wizards walk you through step-by-step tutorials of each feature — they will help you create professional thematic maps in just minutes!
Tab-Based Interface Organize your maps and reports using tabs to instantly switch between all of your SimplyMap projects. Tabs can be renamed, saved, closed, and reopened in seconds, and you can also add tags and keywords to quickly find your work.
Advanced Data Filters
Identify target areas in maps and reports using SimplyMap’s powerful data filters. Locations that do not match your criteria are removed, leaving you with a clear and concise view of your data. Filters can be simple, such as “average income > $50,000,” or can involve multiple variables and conditions.
Collaborate Share your maps and reports with other SimplyMap users by creating an exact copy of your work that other users can retrieve by clicking on an active link.
Improved Data Search
SimplyMap’s powerful search engine helps users find the data most relevant to their research among more than 75,000 variables using boolean logic. Search the variable name, folder, or source agency in any combination to to see the most popular variables at the top of your list.
SimplyMap’s code is more efficient than ever, resulting in amazingly fast performance, and the new interface minimizes page reloads, which speeds things up even more.
There is a quick overview, but you really have to try SimplyMap 2.0 for yourself to experience all the benefits first-hand. Contact us today to arrange a free trial or to upgrade at no additional cost.