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Social Explorer: create slideshow & download to PowerPoint

provides help in using the database

Step 1: Select the Maps tab & link to U.S. Demographic Maps

After you login to Social Explorer, select the "Maps & Tables" tab at the top of the screen, and then select the "Start Here" button on the next page.

Step 2: Zoom in to the neighborhood or address

Use one of two methods to zoom in to the location you want to study:

(1) Using the zoom tool on the map, draw a box around the area in which you are interested. Keep drawing successive boxes zooming in until you are displaying the desired area on the map. You might need to use the hand tool to adjust the area up/down/left/right.


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(2) Use the binoculars/find tool to search for the area in which you are interested.

You can search for a specific street address, city, ZIP, county, or other place of interest.

After you've found a specific location, you might want to hide the marker. You also might need to use the zoom tools to zoom in/out or use the hand tool to adjust the area up/down/left/right to display your desired area.

Step 3: Change the map choice from the dropdown list

We're going to create slides showing how poverty has changed over time in the metro-Orlando area. At first we selected 1960 Census Tract, but we discovered that only Orange County has census tracts in 1960, and poverty data is not available until 1970. For the entire state of Florida, only four counties (Dade, Hillsborough, Orange, & Pinellas) and the city of Jacksonville had 1960 census tracts assigned.


so we select the 1970 Census Tract map and display the % Families in poverty. We also add the current map to the first box in the slideshow below the map.


Step 4: Change the map choice from the dropdown list to select additional years

NOTE: The 1980 Census Tract map identifies poverty in a different way than in 1970 -- % Living in Poverty versus % Families in Poverty.



Step 5: Change the map choice from the dropdown list to select the most recent ACS 5-year census tract map

The 2010 Census only gathered basic information similar to what was on the short form of the 2000 Census. The long form data from the 2000 Census is now gathered through the American Community Survey. We will use the five-year averages from surveys conducted in 2006-2010.

Step 6: Play the slideshow

Step 7: Export the slideshow to PowerPoint

Step 8: Give the PowerPoint presentation a title

Step 9: Download the slideshow

Step 10: Open the PowerPoint file