Monday, February 29, 2016

Super Tuesday Election Maps

Super Tuesday on the Map

ESRI, the world’s leading publisher of GIS software, has created a Story Map detailing the demographics of tomorrow’s “Super Tuesday” primary elections.  Voters in 13 states will participate on Tuesday, March 1.  Republican and Democratic primaries are shown in magenta, and Republican only primaries are shown on the map in red (Alaska and Wyoming).

Users can click through the tabs to reveal the county-level demographics in each state.  Then click on the county to reveal more detailed data about political party affiliation percentages, population, median income, unemployment rate, and the sociological makeup of the population.  The population of a county is critical:  For example, the state of Minnesota appears mostly red (Republican), but the two counties marked blue (Democratic) have a population of nearly two million people—much larger than the populations of the rest of the counties in the state.  (Click maps above to enlarge).

The Ball State University Libraries’ GIS Research and Map Collection (GRMC) on the second floor of Bracken Library provides access to the latest GIS software from ESRI and assistance from the GIS Specialist Monday through Friday from 8:00 to 5:00 pm.  And students wishing to use the mapping programs after hours will find computers throughout Bracken Library equipped with the latest GIS software.

For more information, please contact the GRMC at 765-285-1097.

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