In many policy areas the awareness increases that effective policy depends on the characteristics of the people in an area.

Therefore knowledge on the demographics, socio-economic etc. of a population in an neighborhood is important.

Using administrative areas has some disadvantages.

Therefore we implemented within the GeoDMS technics to present a clear and spatially explict view on the distribution of population characteristics, in which data can never be related to individual persons.


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An example in which we use this approach is for instance the WoonZorgwijzer.