Mapping and geospatial datasets in Data.gov

Take U.S. Government data and put it on the map

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Uche Ogbuji

Date archived: January 13, 2017 | First published: July 03, 2012

Few things inspire insights in business analytics better than effective maps. A great deal of supply-chain management, sales, and overall business strategy follows the nuances of geography. This extends to broader uses of analytics such as in health care administration, socially aware enterprise, political astuteness, educational support and more. The U.S. Federal Government provides a surprisingly high volume of great data from a variety of sources, which can be a vital ingredient to effective analytics. Learn more about geospatial data sets in Data.gov, including how to load them into Google Earth and adapt them to other analytic and general tools.

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