We advance knowledge through the development of new techniques for social and political analysis, as well as for public policy.


We train researchers in spatial analysis and provide students with skills highly demanded by the labour market.


We put our know-how at the disposal of the academia, public institutions, political parties, and other organizations.

Our Work

We develop new analytical techniques and spatial representations based on three academic disciplines: Political Science (eletoral studies and public policy), Sociology (sociodemographic analysis) and Applied Economics (economic and econometric analyses).
We offer courses and training in spatial analysis techniques for the academic community and professionals, including teachers, students and other professionals. Our catalog includes introductory and advanced courses in spatial analysis as well as targeted training for groups, such as electoral analysis, crime mapping or public policy management.
We make our analyses, techniques and representations available to the academic community, public institutions, political parties, NGOs and companies. In this respect, we assist research projects as well as provide tailored solutions based on specific demands.
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The Lab

CompassLab is born in 2015 as a project led by young researchers from the University of Salamanca. Some of the disciplines involved are: Political Science, Law, Sociology and Applied Economics.

Our mission is to perform and foster, within and outside university walls, spatial analyses that are precise, impartial and rooted in scholarly research.

Our specific fields of intervention include:

  • Sociopolitical spatial analysis applied to public management, political analysis and electoral campaigns.
  • Spatial analyses of publics / electorates / markets according to multiple social variables (Geodemographics).
  • Spatial analyses applied to criminology and crime mapping.
  • The spatiality of the economy.


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Mapping Social Sciences

Lab for spatial analysis applied to the social sciences.

Paseo de Tomás y Valiente, s/n 37007, Salamanca, Spain

+34 923 29 44 00