Dataplace - a demographics clearinghouse of fun

Dataplace is huge clearinghouse of demographics & mapping information gleaned from the US Tiger Census. For example, you can get the census of any region/city, including a slick use of sparklines, as well as a map of the location demographics spread.

An incredible feature is the ability to build up your own thematic maps by overlaying various layers of information at your own choosing. For example, you can build a map, of say, overlay the "Percentage Housing Units that are Overcrowded" with the "Aggregated Family Income".

Like any good project nowadays, they have a Dataplace developer's blog.
Dataplace forums.

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Andrew Turner is an advocate of open standards and open data. He is actively involved in many organizations developing and supporting open standards, including OpenStreetMap, Open Geospatial Consortium, Open Web Foundation, OSGeo, and the World Wide Web Consortium. He co-founded CrisisCommons, a community of volunteers that, in coordination with government agencies and disaster response groups, build technology tools to help people in need during and after a crisis such as an earthquake, tsunami, tornado, hurricane, flood, or wildfire.