Working with QGIS

SocScape - mapping residential segregation and racial diversity

SocScape resources can be downloaded as GeoTiff and ESRI Shapefiles for further use in GIS software. We recommended using QGIS - a free, user-friendly Open Source Geographic Information System (GIS) software available on Windows, Mac OSX, Linux. QGIS can be downloaded from

We provide two manuals describing how to work with our resources in QGIS:

  • Working with demographic grids in QGIS. [DOWNLOAD]
  • Working with racial dot maps in QGIS. [DOWNLOAD]

Legend files for QGIS: