PolicyMap is a GIS mapping tool that allows users to manipulate and plot data by geographical location.
Data included in PolicyMap ranges from Census data (including income, education, and housing), to economic data, food availability information, crime stats, and health data, quality of life data, Federal eligibility zones, etc..
Log into policy map here: https://sacredheart.idm.oclc.org/login?url=https://sacredheart.policymap.com
Be sure to use this Sacred Heart University link, because it will give you access to subscription-only data sets such as:
If you click on data sources, support, and other information, you should open a new window or tab using your mouse (see Usage Note, on the left). Otherwise you must use your browser back button to return to Sacred Heart University Library's licensed access to PolicyMap, or you will go directly to "public" policy map without these subscription-access resources, and you will lose access to any of your previous search results.
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If you save your custom regions, maps or other work in PolicyMap, it will save to the Sacred Heart University Library account, and become available for all users logging in on the Library's subscription. The saved files will be cleared about every six months.
If you wish to save your results longer, or more privately, you can Create an Account by clicking on the button near the upper right-hand corner of your screen. You will be asked to give your e-mail address, create a password, and choose or indicate your first and last names. You will have to use your @sacredheart.edu or @mail.sacredheart.edu address. PolicyMap will not share this information with any other vendor.
Printing Your Results
You can choose to save your map to your local first as a PDF (for printing) or as a .JPG or .PNG so you can easily add it to other documents.
Sharing from PolicyMap
PolicyMap offers the following methods of sharing your results. Not all options will be available for all search types (maps. tables, 3-D maps and reports).
The options that are available for each search will be present in the top right of the screen.