The Data Center

The Data Center brings data together from multiple sources, analyzing data at a 360–degree look regarding regional issues from the government, business, nonprofit, and community perspective. In these ways, The Data Center realizes its mission to build prosperous, inclusive, and sustainable communities by making informed decisions possible.

Link: https://www.datacenterresearch.org

Author: The Data Center

Category: Demographics, Economics, Education, Equity, Housing, Resilience, Mobility, Safety, Transportation

Geographic Scope:  Southeast Louisiana

GIS Integration: Yes

Tool Outputs: Datasets, Reports, Maps

Skill Level: Low-Medium

Data Level: Multiple, e.g. Census Tract, Census Block Group, Neighborhood Statistical Areas

Data Permissions: Free resource available to the public for download or viewing online.

Last Updated: 2018

Surging Seas Risk Finder

Climate Central’s Surging Seas Risk Finder is a searchable web tool designed to provide citizens, communities and policymakers in the U.S. with the tailored local information they need to understand and respond to the risks of sea level rise and coastal flooding in their own neighborhoods. The interactive toolkit includes maps, local sea level and flood risk projections, and potential impacts for population, land, and, depending upon location, other variables.

Link: https://riskfinder.climatecentral.org/

Author: Climate Central

Category: Demographics, Economic, Environment, Infrastructure, Resiliency, Sustainability

Geographic Scope:  Available for the entire contiguous coastal U.S.

GIS Integration: Yes

Tool Outputs: Maps, Spreadsheets, Slideshow-ready tables & graphs, fact sheets, area comparisons, local sea level & flood risk projections

Skill Level: Low-Medium

Data Level: Multiple: NOAA, USGS, FEMA, DOT, DOE, DOI, EPA, FCC and the Census.

Data Permissions: Free resource available to the public for download or viewing online.

Last Updated: 2016

Statistical Atlas

StatisticalAtlas.com provides in-depth statistical data and analysis for all of the US. The tool provides high-level overviews for the entire country all the way down to the individual block. The site is heavily cross-linked for convenient click-and-scroll navigation.

Link: https://statisticalatlas.com/United-States/Overview

Author: Cedar Lake Ventures, Inc

Category: Demographics, Economy, Education, Equity

Geographic Scope:  National

GIS Integration: No

Tool Outputs: Maps, Statistics

Skill Level: Low-Medium

Data Level: Neighborhoods, Zip Codes, Districts, Census Tracts, Census Block Groups

Data Permissions: Data not available for direct download

Last Updated: 2015

Social Explorer

Social Explorer includes the entire US Census (1790 to 2010) and the American Community Survey (2005 to 2015). Specialized U.S. data resources include the FBI Uniform Crime Report (2010 to 2015), American election results (1912 to 2016), Religious Congregations and Membership Study (1980 and 2010), Vulcan Project carbon emissions data (2002), US Business Patterns (2014), and County Health Rankings and Roadmaps Program data (2010 to 2016).

Link: https://www.socialexplorer.com/a9676d974c/explore

Author: Social Explorer

Category: Economy, Equity, Health, Safety, Environment, Education, Housing, Mobility, Transportation, Policy

Geographic Scope:  United States and Puerto Rico

GIS Integration: Yes

Tool Outputs: Maps, Swipe and Side by Side Comparisons, Table Reports

Skill Level: Low

Data Level: State, County, Census Tract, Census Block Group

Data Permissions: The Premium edition is updated regularly, as soon as data releases are made available from the Census Bureau and other relevant data sources.

Last Updated: 2017

PolicyMap

PolicyMap offers easy-to-use online mapping with data on demographics, real estate, health, jobs and more in communities across the US. PolicyMap provides data for research, market studies, business planning, site selection, grant applications and impact analysis.

Link: https://www.policymap.com/maps

Author: PolicyMap

Category: Demographics, Economy, Education, Health, Equity, Mobility, Sustainability, Policy

Geographic Scope:  National

GIS Integration: Yes

Tool Outputs: Interactive Maps, Tables, Reports,  Compare data across locations

Skill Level: Medium

Data Level: Multiple

Data Permissions: Available for direct download

Last Updated: 2018

Long Island Index

The map displays Long Island’s latest land use patterns on a property-by-property basis, small-area population and housing statistics from the Census Bureau, a district-by-district analysis of educational data, special service provider districts, water monitoring sites, transportation routes, current satellite imagery, and more. Gathering information from federal, state, county, business, & academic resources, the mapping tools allow you to choose which data elements you want to see in relation to each other.

Link: http://www.longislandindexmaps.org/

Author: Rauch Foundation

Category:  Demographics, Transportation, Education, Housing, Land Use, Environment

Geographic Scope:  Long Island Region

GIS Integration: No

Tool Outputs: Maps, Location Reports

Skill Level: Low

Data Level: Towns/Cities, Villages, Districts

Data Permissions: Where possible, a link is provided to the data to access data.

Last Updated: April 2017