David Long

UW Applied Population Lab

Easy-to-use tools for accessing local data


David Long is a spatial data analyst who provides high level analytic and research support to APL. He contributes expertise on a range of tools focusing on modeling spatial processes in GIS and statistical frameworks. He came to APL with a MS in Sociology from UW-Madison (1999). During his tenure at APL he has researched spatial interpolation methods, small-area population estimation techniques, intersection of biophysical landscape characteristics with census data, and child poverty using spatial regression analysis. Long also co-authored the Wisconsin Hispanic/Latino Chartbooks and since living in Mexico, he has been closely involved with APL projects related to Wisconsin immigration. His recent work has supported efforts to track and monitor neighborhood social conditions and making demographic data accessible to a broader public audience.



In achievement and prestige, the University of Wisconsin–Madison has long been recognized as one of America's great universities. A public, land-grant institution, UW–Madison offers a complete spectrum of liberal arts studies, professional programs and student activities. Spanning 936 acres along the southern shore of Lake Mendota, the campus is located in the city of Madison.

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