How does data extrapolation work?

How do you obtain electoral data on a Census scale, for example?

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Written by Charles Keignart
Updated over a week ago

📈 Data extrapolation in Qomon

Depending on your subscription, you have access to geolocalized socio-economic and electoral data displayed on your map.

2 scales are available:

  • Census: For socio-economic data (information on the size, location, and characteristics of population)

  • Electoral: For election data

⚠️Data will also differ depending on your geographical location!!

Why do we extrapolate certain data?

As it stands, it's not possible to obtain election results or socio-economic data at the polling station level with absolute precision, so to give you a good idea of the data in your area we extrapolate.

💡You can always change scale, and view data at the most appropriate scale.

How is the data extrapolated?

First, to get to the data extrapolation, go to Maps, and then click the “Pick a Data Category” tab which will allow you to choose the data you wish.

In this example, I’ve chosen to look at Census data. You can select a specific territory on the map to see a more detailed view of the area you want data on.

The scale in the bottom left of your screen will also show you where the data is most dense: lighter colors being low, dark being high.

Your data tab on the right has a selection of different categories pertaining to population data in your desired location that you can sort through.

Now let’s take a look at the Electoral data. In this example we’re looking at Suffolk, Massachusetts, to see the number of votes per candidate:

You again have the option to look through the different data categories Qomon has available, to better understand your geographic location and further your project.

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