Within eSpatial you can overlay your data with many of our pre-made boundary and demographic datasets which are listed in our Dataset Library.
You can use these datasets in eSpatial maps and build and balance your territories on them. Using this data will help you gain valuable insights on your customer’s location, target new markets, assign resources, and define your territories.
What Are Datasets?
When you sign up for an eSpatial account, you will find datasets pre-loaded into your library. These are primarily boundary datasets such as zip, county, state and country boundary files. Some of the datasets include demographic information such as population, age, income, education etc. These datasets are available to be used within your eSpatial account where you can add them to your maps. These boundary datasets can be used to style your map, to analyse your data by geography, to target new markets and to create sales or franchise territories.
We currently have hundreds of datasets in our library for different countries and we continue to update and add to them with the newest datasets for our users to use in their maps. These updates are primarily based on feedback from our users.
To access these datasets within your eSpatial account, in your workspace, click on “Add Data”, select “Add from Library” and then chose the “eSpatial datastore tab”.
114th US Congressional Districts Mapping Data Now Available
The latest dataset to be added to our library is the 114th US Congressional Districts. The 114th session of Congress is the current US Congressional Districts datasets. The Districts are released when a new Congress is elected. The 114th runs from January 2015 to January 2017.
So what do people use this data for? This data is used by reporters, politicians, lobbyists, anyone with an interest in politics. Many news organizations and candidates use them in reference to upcoming elections to look at polling and results data. Retail outlets and NGOs also use them as an initial indicator for new store locations or event organization.
In the interactive map above, you can see the party election results of the 114th Congress by districts. It’s also possible to filter the data to see view the district results for both Barack Obama and Mitt Romney in 2012.
We will be continuing to add new datasets over the next few weeks. If you can’t find a particular dataset that you are looking for, just contact us and we will see if we can dig it up for you. We’re always looking to help people gain valuable insights from their data through mapping.