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Data Planet

September 22, 2020

Data Planet Statistical Datasets provides easy access to an extensive repository of standardized and structured statistical data. The over 12.6 billion datasets in Data Planet provide immediate access to data presented in charts, maps, graphs, and table form, via multiple points of entry. Data comes from more than 70 U.S. and international sources including: Bureau of Economic Analysis, Bureau of Labor Statistics, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, China Data Institute, Deutsche Borse Group, European Commission, the World Bank, and more. Subjects covered by the data include: economics, crime, health, population, energy, the environment and more. The time period covered varies. For more details consult the users guide here

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Simmons Insights

May 25, 2017

Data on adult U.S. consumers includes attitudes and behaviors, media use, and buying habits. Covers a wide variety of products, brands and services.

Data includes consumer demographics (age, gender, income, etc.); consumer psychographics (behavior, attitudes); and buying and media habits. Create reports for marketing strategies, advertising choices, and other business decisions.

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ESRI Business Analyst Online

May 1, 2017

Esri Business Analyst Online (BAO) is a Web-based solution that makes custom site evaluation and market analysis fast and easy. Utilizing extensive demographic, consumer spending, and business data, BAO provides detailed information and insights about consumers, their lifestyles and buying behavior, and businesses in a given market area.

Use is limited to students and faculty as needed for classes and research projects undertaken as part of coursework for a degree program.

Users must request an Esri account.

To request an account for use in a course or for a research project being undertaken for a degree program (such as Masters paper, thesis or dissertation), please contact a GIS Librarian with the following information:
-Your name
-The name of the course for which you plan to use BAO
-Name of the faculty/instructor teaching the course (or name of your advisor)
-Semester and year of the course
Special Notes:
Because of our license agreement, you will be asked for your UNC Onyen and password every time you use Esri, both on and off campus.

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April 28, 2017

A web-based mapping application that enables users to quickly and easily create professional-quality thematic maps and reports using extensive demographic, business and marketing data. The data is from EASI Analytics, Mediamark Research Inc., and Simmons Study of Media Markets and is derived from government and other sources. Variables include demographics, housing, income, retail sales, consumer expenditures, consumer price index, quality of life, employment and establishments by industry, census data from 1980 to present and future projections, and EASI/MRI market research data.

Export high resolution map images. Data can also be exported in spreadsheet or shapefile format.

Commercial use and republication of the data are prohibited.
(Source Davis Library Web page)


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April 28, 2017

Statista includes information on indusstries and products from more than 10,000 business and public information sources including trade organizations, scientific publications, and government sources covering more than 600 industries. Statista includes more than 3,000 market studies; and 1,000 industry reports from Statista’s own analysts.

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