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We live in an age that is dominated by the computational sciences and big data. Many of the globe's leading commentators and pundits have argued that knowledge is power and that nimble spatial analyses and visualizations (which we call location analytics) will become more and more important as working professionals and everyday citizens strive to make sense and extract value from these large data repositories.

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We live in an age that is dominated by the computational sciences and big data. Many of the globe's leading commentators and pundits have argued that knowledge is power and that nimble spatial analyses and visualizations(which we call location analytics) will become more and more important as working professionals and everyday citizens strive to make sense and extract value from these large data repositories.

The USC Geoportal that you will find here provides a centralized repository of spatial data layers for use by USC faculty, staff, and students. Our goal in building and supporting this Geoportal is to facilitate the discovery, download and use of geospatial datasets of value to you. Some of these datasets were generated by faculty, staff, and students affiliated with the Spatial Sciences Institute, some others were acquired from someone else and assembled by us (e.g. the 2010 Census data), and still other datasets were simply acquired and/or purchased from third parties (e.g. the various imagery layers acquired via our membership in the Los Angeles Region Imagery Acquisition Consortium) so that we could all use them in our teaching and research projects.

Similarly, if you are a student, staff or faculty member at USC who is creating geospatial data that you think someone might have a use for in the future, consider letting us store and distribute these data for you (as History Professor Philip Ethington has with his Los Angeles County Census Tract Data, 1940-1990 dataset). Above all, we hope the USC Geoportal will help you to find geospatial datasets of value in a format that suits your work needs and goals and that by doing so, we can all avoid the wasted time and effort that comes when multiple parties download and compile the same geospatial datasets for our own projects.



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