GIS and Spatial Analysis

NORC uses GIS, spatial modeling, and spatial analytics to solve complex problems and provide visualizations on projects across NORC. Our experts employ GIS for address geocoding, spatial data linkage, map creation, and spatial modeling on diverse applications throughout the company.  In so doing we have the capability to create new data sets and discover trends or phenomena based on spatial relationships.  We use software including Pitney-Bowes MapInfo Professional, ESRI ArcGIS and ArcGIS Online, as well as interactive packages such as Shiny or D3 to suit diverse needs. 

Representative Projects

2010 National Sample Frame. U.S. households are the primary unit for sample selection for many studies, but sample frames for households can be difficult and expensive to create. In order to provide a sample frame for use by many surveys, NORC has constructed the 2010 National Sample Frame, based on the 2010 Census information. This sample is representative of over 99% of U.S. households and provides a listing of almost 3 million households, including over 80,000 rural households. More

General Social Survey (GSS). Since 1972, the General Social Survey (GSS) has been monitoring societal change and studying the growing complexity of American society. The GSS is NORC’s longest running project, and one of its most influential.​​ More

Houston Foreclosure Study. ​Researchers at the University of Houston and NORC are designing a small panel survey to illuminate the factors contributing to foreclosure (including a test of financial literacy) and what happens to families after they leave their foreclosed home. An additional research question is the impact of foreclosure on children.  More

Making Connections. The Making Connections survey, launched in ten poor urban communities, examines mobility, social capital, neighborhoods, resident participation, economic hardship, the availability and utilization of services, and child and adolescent well-being. More

National Children's Study (NCS) Vanguard Study. In response to the Children’s Health Act of 2000, the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD) commissioned the National Children’s Study (NCS) Vanguard Study to prepare for a large-scale, national study of the effects of the environment on the growth, development, and health of children across the United States.​ More

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