Social, Economic, Environmental, Demographic Information System (SEEDIS)Entry ID: EPA0144
Abstract: The "Social, Economic, Environmental, Demographic Information System (SEEDIS)"
is a research and development project at the Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory,
supported by the U.S. Department of Energy (USDOE), U.S. Department of Labor
(USDOL), and others. It was initiated in 1972 by USDOL as a demonstration
project to link data from multiple sources. Since that time, the project has
been expanded. ... SEEDIS's main purpose is to provide accurate, and timely
information for policy formulation, implementation and management. The SEEDIS
Project addresses these information needs by providing a unified framework for
data management, information retrieval, statistical analysis, and graphic
display of data from a collection of databases for various geographic levels
and time periods, drawn from the U.S. Census Bureau, the U.S. Environmental
Protection Agency (USEPA) and the Department of Health and Human Services.
SEEDIS contains information on Census, energy, environment, geography, health,
population characteristics, and socioeconomic status. SEEDIS allows the user to
produce graphical and map presentations of analyses of combinations of these
data for a variety of geographic levels and scope.
SEEDIS' census information relates to population size by major racial and
ethnic groupings for 1970 and 1980. These data are variously available at the
national, state, county, city and census tract level.
SEEDIS' energy information relates to electrical generating capacity for 1960
through 1995. These data are available at the national, county, and
standardized metropolitan statistical area (SMSA) level. The data system also
contains 1970 residential housing data, and heating energy requirements in
1970, and biomass resources for 1976 and 2025 at the county geographic level.
SEEDIS' environmental information relates to air quality measurements for
criteria pollutants. The data are available for 1974 through 1976 at the census
tract level. They are derived from the AIRS data system (formerly SAROAD).
Assessments include total suspended particulates (TSP), sulfur and nitrogen
dioxides, photochemical oxidants, ozone, carbon monoxide, sulfates, and total
and nonmethane hydrocarbons. For each pollutant, county estimates of pollutant
concentration (at the position of the county population centroid) were
calculated as the weighted geometric means of measurements from nearby
stations, including stations in nearby counties. The location of the air
quality monitoring stations is also available from the National Air Monitoring
Stations (NAMS) data system.
SEEDIS' geographic information relates to the centroids of the 1970 household
populations. The data are available for a variety of geographic levels. The
areas, centroids, and boundaries of census tracts and counties are also
SEEDIS' health information relates to age-, sex-, and race-specific total
mortality. The data are available for geographic levels as small as counties
for the years 1969 through 1984. In addition, total annual leukemia mortality
is available. Cancer incidence for 1973 through 1981 from the Surveillance,
Epidemiologic, and End Results (SEER) registers is included for the states that
participate in the program.
SEEDIS' population relates to age-, race-, and sex-specific population counts
(from the 1980 Census) and estimates for the years 1950 to 1987. The data are
available for varying geographic levels. Estimates are available from a variety
SEEDIS' economic information relates to labor force, employment by industry,
income, education, fertility. It also contains data on the Census of
Agriculture and many county- and state-specific data.
Data Center: University of California at Berkeley (UCB)
Dissemination Media: Hard copy (specialized data extraction
service at cost), tape copies of selected
Access Instructions: Contact the data center.
Availability Status: On Request
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Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: Deane W. Merrill
Dataset Title: Socio-Economic Environmental Demographic Information System (SEEDIS)Online Resource: http://merrill.olm.net/mdocs/seedis/seedis.html
Role: TECHNICAL CONTACT
Phone: (413) 625-9281
Fax: (509) 351-6799
Email: merrill at crocker.com
22 Mechanic Street
City: Shelburne Falls
Province or State: MA
Postal Code: 01370
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA). May 1992.
Inventory of Exposure-related Data Systems Sponsored by Federal
Agencies. Washington, DC : USEPA.
Creation and Review Dates
Last DIF Revision Date: 2012-10-15