Social Security Launches GeoMaps

September 26, 2016 • By

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gepmapsSocial Security provides financial benefits, tools, and information to help support you throughout life’s journey. We’re excited to announce the launch of geospatial mapping at Social Security! Our new initiative, GeoMaps, complements our Open Government and Open Data Initiatives. For several years, we have published a significant amount of data on, but we know people learn and receive information in different ways.

Our geospatial maps will provide the public and other interested parties with a deeper understanding of our programs through geographic representations, increasing the transparency of our agency data. At our map gallery, users can view geospatial maps on the Old Age, Survivors, and Disability Insurance benefits by State, and the Help America Vote Verification Transaction by State map. These maps let you view large amounts of our data in a quick, geographic visualization. You can also download the data, and mesh it with your own data to create other maps.

These are our first maps on Geoplatform, a federal platform where we can collaborate and share our geospatial datasets. Social Security is now one of many organizations (e.g. federal, state, local, universities) participating in GeoPlatform, a site managed by the Federal Geographic Data Community and chaired by the Department of the Interior.

We encourage you to explore Social Security’s new mapping features by visiting our Open Government Map Gallery, and on If there are other types of maps you would like published, you can submit your idea to us. As more geospatial maps become available, we’ll add them to the Open Government Map Gallery!

Alan Lane, Executive Director, Open Government

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  3. Kristie E.

    can someone please tell me if we move to the usvi, if we can still receive ssi benefits for my dauthers children?

    • Ann C.

      Hi, Kristie. Thanks for your question. If the children are U. S. citizens, they may receive their Social Security benefits outside the United States as long as they are eligible, except if they live in a country where we are not allowed to send payments. If they are not a U.S. citizens, other rules apply. For more information about payments while you are outside of the United States, please visit here. We hope it helps.

  4. mehmet K.

    Why is this more important than correcting the way as calculates yearly benefit increases for it’s senior citizens?

  5. Sherri L.

    Trying to find out if I will loose any of my retirement if I move to a different state but can’t find an answer.

  6. Gail R.

    Good information……

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