WALKscope

WALKscope is a mobile tool that collects data related to sidewalks, intersections, and pedestrian counts in the Denver metro area. This information will help create an inventory of pedestrian infrastructure, identify gaps, and build the case for improvements.

Link: http://www.walkscope.org/

Author: WalkDenver and PlaceMatters

Category:  Demographics, Health, Infrastructure, Mobility, Transportation, Equity

Geographic Scope:  National

GIS Integration: Yes

Tool Outputs:  Maps, Graphs, Reports, Downloadable Data

Skill Level: Low-Medium

Data Level:

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

Last Updated: 2017

The Place Database

The Place Database is a data visualization tool of the United States which uses the PolicyMap platform. The tool allows users to view the latest available data for dozens of indicators—ranging from housing affordability to brownfield sites to federal government spending.

Link: https://placedatabase.policymap.com/

Author: The Lincoln Institute of Land Policy and PolicyMap

Category:  Demographics, Development, Environment, Housing, Infrastructure, Land Use, Policy

Geographic Scope:  National

GIS Integration: Yes

Tool Outputs:  Maps, Comparisons

Skill Level: Medium

Data Level: Census Block Groups

Data Permissions: Data available for direct download

Last Updated: 2018

Walk Score

Walk Score measures walkability on a scale from 0 – 100 based on walking routes to destinations such as grocery stores, schools, parks, restaurants, and retail

Walk Score’s mission is to promote walkable neighborhoods.

Link: https://www.walkscore.com/

https://www.redfin.com/how-walk-score-works

Author:  Walk Score

Category: Economy, Equity, Health, Infrastructure, Mobility, Transportation, Safety, Sustainability

Geographic Scope:  United States, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand

GIS Integration: Yes

Tool Outputs: Walk Score Maps

Skill Level: Low-Medium

Data Level: Multiple

Data Permissions: Free resource available to the public for viewing online. Walk Score data can be requested and is available in a variety of formats including shapefiles, spreadsheets, and via APIs.

Last Updated: 2017

Walkability Index

The National Walkability Index is a nationwide geographic data resource that ranks block groups according to their relative walkability. The national dataset includes walkability scores for all block groups as well as the underlying attributes that are used to rank the block groups.

Link: https://www.epa.gov/smartgrowth/smart-location-mapping#walkability

Author:  U.S. EPA Smart Growth Program

Category: Demographics, Infrastructure, Mobility, Transportation, Sustainability

Geographic Scope:  National

GIS Integration: Yes

Skill Level: Low-Medium

Data Level: Census Block Groups

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

Last Updated: 2017

Transitland

Transitland is a community-edited data service aggregating transit networks across metropolitan and rural areas around the world. The tool contains several interlocking parts, including the Feed Registry, the Datastore, and the Playground. The Feed Registry is a directory of transit operators and data feeds. The Datastore brings together data from listed in the Feed Registry with contributions, edits, and fixes from transit enthusiasts and developers. The Playground demonstrates all the pieces of the data architecture working together.

Link: https://transit.land/

Author: Open-Source

Category: Infrastructure, Transportation

Geographic Scope:  United States, Canada, Mexico, Europe, Australia, and New Zealand

GIS Integration: Yes

Tool Outputs: Run query for maps and visualizations, Downloadable Data

Skill Level: High

Data Level: Multiple

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

Surging Seas Mapping Choices

Surging Seas Mapping Choices is an interactive global online map that allows anyone to search for a global location and visually compare the local potential consequences of different emissions and warming scenarios. Users can view the long-term sea levels that different pathways could lock in and download map images or embed the map.

Link: https://choices.climatecentral.org/#12/40.7116/-74.0010?compare=temperatures&carbon-end-yr=2100&scenario-a=warming-4&scenario-b=warming-2

Author: Climate Central

Category: Resiliency, Infrastructure, Climate, Sustainability

Geographic Scope: Available for global coastal cities

GIS Integration: Yes

Tool Outputs: Sea Level Projections, Map Images, Scenarios,  Downloadable data

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 viewing online and download.

Last Updated: July 2016

Parkopedia

Parkopedia allows drivers to find the closest parking to their destination, tells them how much it will cost and whether the space is available. Parkopedia also allows drivers to pay for parking online, through a mobile app and in-car.

Link: https://en.parkopedia.com/

Author: Parkopedia

Category: Infrastructure, Mobility, Transportation, Sustainability

Geographic Scope:  International

GIS Integration: No

Tool Outputs: Online Map and Mobile-App

Skill Level: Low

Data Level: City

Data Permissions: Not available for download

Last Updated: Real-time updates

National TOD Database

The National TOD Database is a project of the Center for Transit-Oriented Development. Intended as a tool for planners, developers, government officials, and academics, the Database provides economic and demographic information for every existing and proposed fixed guideway transit station in the U.S.

Link: https://toddata.cnt.org/

Author: Center for Transit-Oriented Development

Category: Demographics, Infrastructure, Transportation

Geographic Scope:  National

GIS Integration: Yes

Tool Outputs: Maps, Station Downloads, Excel Data

Skill Level: Low

Data Level:  The transit zone (the 1/2 mile or 1/4 mile buffer around the individual station), the transit shed (the aggregate of transit zones), and lastly, the transit region (aligns with the Metropolitan Statistical Area boundary)

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

Last Updated: April 2018

Global BRT Data

The BRTData is a public platform to share Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) and bus priority systems data. Users can access data at the system and corridor levels in 167 cities worldwide. The tool allows users to know the systems and corridors of each city, compare indicators and generate graphs. The platform consolidates data from a variety of sources, including researchers, transit agencies, municipalities and NGOs and is updated monthly with reliable data verified by WRI Brasil Ross Center for Sustainable Cities.

Link: https://brtdata.org/

Author: BRT+ Centre of Excellence and EMBARQ

Category: Demographics, Transportation, Infrastructure, Safety

Geographic Scope:  167 cities in Africa, Asia, Europe, Latin America, North America, and Oceania

GIS Integration:Yes

Tool Outputs: Maps, Videos,  Scenarios, Reports, Compare, Cross, Panorama

Skill Level: High

Data Level: Multiple

Data Permissions: Free resource available to the public viewing online and download

Last Updated: 2018

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