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Asian Studies : Find Maps, Stats & Data

Guide for library resources supporting the Asian Studies Program

Working with Data and Statistics

Data Maps

 For local maps, the Boston Planning and Development Agency webpage includes data, maps and aerial photographs.

The World Bank Global Reach Map is a collection maps and data, a visual look at wealth--and poverty--distribution throughout the world. Searchable by country or region: East Asia and Pacific or Europe and Central Asia.

The World as You've Never Seen It has maps showing areas of interest--not country boundaries. Looking for a map showing the distribution of wealth, income, food, housing?

Data Visualizations gone wrong--just because it's data, it may not be usable.

Historical Maps

American Geographical Society Library (AGSL) Digital Map Collection contains over 19,000 maps from the 15th to the 20th century.

Library of Congress Maps

Statistics: local to international

Value of influencer marketing industry in India from 2021 to 2022, with projections until 2026
Chart of India influencer market from 2022 through 2026.


More statistical sources:

Analyze Boston geographic, development and demographic information.

Bureau of the Census Online Library provides open access to Statistical Abstracts Series, 1878-2012.
Statistical Abstracts has the more recent information and requires MyNortheastern authentication.

Explore Census Date


World Data Info: Asia contains statistics from Asia

World Data home page in English with added options for German, Spanish, Protuguese and French

Population Reference Bureau (PRB) "informs people around the world about population, health, and the environment, and empowers them to use that information to advance the well-being of current and future generations." Use the DataFinder to browse for data geographically and by topic.


UNdata originates from the United Nations

World Health Data Collections

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