Data-Planet grew out of the research and development efforts of Conquest Systems, Inc., founded in 1989. In its work developing statistical hosting and analysis technology, vast amounts of statistical data have been aggregated and organized, resulting in what is now the Data-Planet repository of billions of datapoints from hundreds of databases sourced from 70 public and private organizations. The datasets contained in Data-Planet are structured and homogenized to permit correlation of multiple, diverse indicators. The Data-Planet technology and information architecture provides powerful tools to interpret and visualize that data. The repository continues to grow regularly with the addition of new datasets drawn from public and private sources. The Data-Planet products are used today in government agencies, financial institutions, publishing companies and libraries. Currently, the company licenses its technology via a hosted environment and an API.
Data-Planet provides online access to a large repository of statistical datasets with over 25 Billion data points. Data-Planet statistical datasets offers access to over 5,550 datasets from over 75 source providers and 16 subject categories. The Data-Planet repository enables users to locate, analyze, and cite statistical data. The interface provides many interactive tools that can be used to view detailed datasets as trend lines, charts, and heat maps.With the ability to instantly chart, map, and compare two billion time series at the county, MSA, census-tract, state, and country level, Data-Planet is one of the more comprehensive data products available in the library marketplace.
For more information about Data-Planet, please visit the following URL: http://homepage.data-planet.com/
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