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Polygon Explorer For Massachusetts Data: Initial Report, Center For Economic Development Jan 1993

Polygon Explorer For Massachusetts Data: Initial Report, Center For Economic Development

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Polygon Explorer is a program written for Macintosh computers that links data stored in standard spreadsheet formats with a geographic database. It differs from similar programs such as MapInfo and ArcView in that it provides a statistical visualization capability in the form of bar charts, histograms, scatterplots, and other views, and further these views are linked to one another so that any action in one view results highlighting in other views.

Polygon Explorer was initially developed with the support of funding from the Massachusetts Agricultural Experiment Station, and parts of a donation form the Environmental Systems Research Institute and a ...


The Mass Towns Database: Initial Report, Center For Economic Development Jan 1993

The Mass Towns Database: Initial Report, Center For Economic Development

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This report includes a description of approximately 50 variables that are concerned with income, occupation, and land use. These variables are a part of the Mass Towns Database and values for each can be found in a program (Polygon Explorer) that provides a visualization and analysis capability.