Advanced Spatial Analysis

This website is preserved as an Archive for the NIH-funded GISPopSci / Advanced Spatial Analysis Training Programs (2005–2013). Current resources in support of
Spatially Integrated Social Science
are now available at the following:


Population Science Tools

The links below provide access to software tools that are oriented specifically to problems in population science and to demographic analyses that have a spatial dimension. Examples include software for measuring segregation levels, for mapping standard demographic indicators (fertility indices, ratios of births to deaths, etc), and for novel applications of spatially explicit population analysis.

If you have suggestions to include on this site please send them to Stephen Matthews.

  • Census and Survey Processing System - CSPro (U.S. Census Bureau)
    CSPro is a public-domain software package for entering, editing, tabulating and mapping census and survey data.
  • CensusMapper
    CensusMapper is a geographic information system designed to make maps and tabular reports of historic U.S. Census and related data. Unlike GIS software, CensusMapper has pre-loaded quality assured/quality controlled data available for immediate analysis and a pre-defined set of mapping and statistical tools to process it. No data acquisition and validation, GIS technicians, or graphic artists are necessary to produce publication quality results.
  • EpiInfo and EpiMap (Centers for Disease Control)
    Epi Info is a public domain software package designed for public health practitioners and researchers. It provides for easy form and database construction, data entry, and analysis with epidemiologic statistics, maps, and graphs. EpiMap is a program that displays data using geographic or other maps. Data values may be entered from the keyboard or supplied in EpiInfo or dBASE files. It is designed to work both independently or as a companion to EpiInfo.
  • FIVFIV (HPN Technologies Inc.)
    FIVFIV is a software program for population projection.
  • HealthMapper (World Health Organization)
    HealthMapper is a surveillance and mapping application, developed by WHO, that aims to address critical surveillance information needs across infectious disease programs at national and global levels.
  • MORTPAK for Windows (United Nations Software Package for Demographic Measurement)
    MORTPAK a set of 17 computer programs for undertaking demographic analyses in developing countries, including empirical and model life-table construction, graduation of mortality data, mortality and fertility estimation, evaluation of census coverage and age distributions and population projections.
  • POPSTAR (Queensland Center for Population Research)
    POPSTAR is a multiregional demographic model for producing Population Projections for a State/Territory And its constituent Regions. The software comes with the Microsoft Excel workbook POPSTAR DATA PREPARATION for data adjustment and smoothing and the workbook POPSTAR VISUALISER to inspect and analyze projection outputs.
  • Population Analysis with Microcomputers (U.S. Census Bureau)
  • SaTScan
    SaTScan was first developed by Martin Kulldorff while at the National Cancer Institute to analyze spatial, temporal and space-time count data using the spatial, temporal, or space-time scan statistics.
  • SEG (Professor David Wong, George Mason University)
    The Spatial Segregation Measurement Research Project was funded by NICHD and led to the development of SEG - Avenue scripts which work within ArcView 3.x to calculate several traditional and spatial measures of segregation.
  • SimSeg - A computer simulation of segregation dynamics by Mark Fossett of Texas A&M University.