SimplyAnalytics example

From Geographic Research, Inc., "SimplyAnalytics is a web-based mapping, analytics, and data visualization application that makes it easy for anyone to create interactive maps, charts, and reports using 100,000+ data variables. Answering questions using premium demographic, business, health, and marketing data has never been easier."

Access to SimplyAnalytics in North Carolina is available statewide through public and school libraries as an NC LIVE resource. To use SimplyAnalytics online, you'll first need a library account.

The NC LIVE link for SimplyAnalytics is

NCSU users off campus should use this proxy server link to connect using your UNITY ID.

For more details about the capabilities of SimplyAnalytics, visit

Usage Notes

User Accounts

For the optimal user experience, a personal account should be created to save your work. Upon entering SimplyAnalytics you will be prompted to Sign in. NC Live users login as a guest, however their work will not be saved and there is no way to create an account once a project is started. For the best experience, you're encouraged to create an account before logging in.


Currently, each NC LIVE institution including NCSU is allocated 20 concurrent users, or seats. NCSU instructors should contact Data Services if you need more, perhaps for instruction.

Help and Tutorials

Some training may be required in order to understand a few concepts related to mapping. It's highly recommended that you watch video tutorials or read instructions by clicking on the "Help" link in the top right corner of SimplyAnalytics.

Census Data

Census data on SimplyAnalytics spans from 1980 to 2010, plus it incorporates the present American Community Survey, as well as future projections. It does not provide data ealier than the 1980 Census. The smallest mapping Census geographies are Block Groups. For other sources of Census data, see our Census Data guide.