Category Archives: Data and Statistics

Baltimore From Above, c. 1937-38

A happy conjunction of a US government crop acreage analysis in the 1930s and Baltimore’s City’s uncommon physical incorporation (surrounded by, but not part of, Baltimore County) has provided The Sheridan Libraries with a useful set of aerial map images … Continue reading

Geographic Information Systems Day!

Join us in Discovering the World of GIS, our theme for this year’s Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Day, Wednesday, November 14, from 12-6pm. On A-Level of the Eisenhower Library we’ll be showcasing the mapping and data manipulation tool that changed the … Continue reading

Hitting the wall? Try visualization!

If you have entered the stunning new Brody Learning Commons from the B- level entrance, you couldn’t help but notice a feature that you might not expect to find in a library. The Balaur Display Wall is a 12 ft. … Continue reading

The Election is Coming! The Election is Coming!

Now, it does not take the ride of Paul Revere to set the nation on its ear.  The Election is not just coming. It is upon us, all around us, and everywhere.  The deluge of political sound bites and chitchats … Continue reading

Count von Count Presents: The Library

A library’s primary raison d’etre is to obtain and make available resources that support your research, teaching, and learning. We have spent many years building a great collection that includes books, journals, patents, standards, newspapers, music, films, maps, government documents, … Continue reading

Baltimore Neighborhood Statistics: Not So Easily Found

Many people come to us asking for raw data or statistics specific to individual Baltimore neighborhoods (Hampden, Charles Village, Mt. Vernon, East Baltimore, etc.). While finding out more about our fair city’s neighborhoods is a reasonable request, there is one … Continue reading

GIS Mapping Display

GIS is mapping software that is used to create maps from a wide variety of data. Who at Hopkins is using GIS and how? The GIS and Data Services Unit in the Eisenhower Library has created a space to display … Continue reading

What Happened to American Fact Finder?!

If you use data from the U.S. Census Bureau, you have probably already noticed the radical change to the American Fact Finder tool. If you are frustrated by these changes, know that you are most definitely, not alone. The new AFF (or … Continue reading

New Mapping Tools

Do you need a map to illustrate an area’s changing demographics? Or you want to map how many pizza parlors are in your neighborhood? The library now subscribes to two new databases that provide user-friendly mapping programs as well as the capability … Continue reading

Open Access Week: Opening Doors with Open Data

The idea of sharing research data – both scientific and social science – has been around for quite some time (for replication studies and new science), but the Open Data Initiative (can be defined in a few different ways, but … Continue reading