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ED Moves ArcGIS Servers to Amazon’s GovCloud

After two years of planning and preparation, on September 15, 2014 the U.S. Department of Education’s Institute of Education Sciences (IES) successfully completed migration of its on-premises datacenter to the Amazon Web Services GovCloud region. As an Amazon Consulting Partner, Blue Raster led the effort to consolidate IES’s National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) ArcGIS servers from a hybrid…  Read More

National School Boundaries – Attendance Area Maps

Beginning in November 2013, school districts across the United States will be able to draw, upload, or update previous year school boundaries in a web-editing application as part of the Department of Education’s National Center for Education Statistics (NCES). Blue Raster developed NCES’s online feature-drawing and editing application using Esri’s ArcGIS for Server and JavaScript…  Read More

New Department of Education Profile Viewer: Mapping Our Nation’s School District Demographics

Blue Raster and partner, Sanametrix, are pleased to present the Demographic Profile Viewer. This is the newest addition to the National Center for Education Statistics’ (NCES) School District Demographics System (SDDS). It provides: Policymakers, education professionals, and the public a unique way to better understand patterns in our school systems. Visualization of key demographic data…  Read More

Introducing the School Boundaries Geodatabase

It is an exciting year for the School District Demographics System (SDDS), which was developed by Blue Raster for the Department of Education’s National Center for Education Statistics (NCES).  There are many new data updates including an initial release of School Boundary files.  The announcement was made at the Esri Education GIS Conference in San Diego…  Read More

WISEmaps Puts New Focus on Wisconsin Education Data

Wisconsin educators, policy makers and parents now have a new way to visualize and analyze the state’s education data and trends.  WISEmaps is an interactive mapping application developed by Blue Raster in collaboration with REL Midwest (Midwest Regional Educational Laboratories) and the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction (DPI), for the purpose of sharing Wisconsin education data…  Read More

Department of Education

Blue Raster is pleased to be working with the U.S. Department of Education (National Center for Education Statistics- Institute of Education Sciences) on developing a new interactive mapping tool.  The School District Demographics System has shown tremendous improvement over previous applications, including an increase in content and data for schools and districts nationwide and usability that will make…  Read More


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