Maps & Data
Data tools featured on Community Commons
When you think about Community Commons, maps and data might be the first things that pop into your mind. Over the years, we've had the privilege of creating a network of partners who have developed and made publicly-available a variety of data and mapping tools.
Now, we're doing things a little differently
You're doing complex community change work. You need more local data, you need data in context, and you need actionable information to create change. In other words, you need a suite of stories, resources, tools, and data to tackle your day.
You need actionable data in context
Now, the Commons will curate and share recommended resources to help you easily identify and find the right data and mapping tools to understand the state of your community within the context of the issue you're focusing on. But, importantly, you'll also be connected to resources and stories to help you move from knowing about the state of your community to doing something to improve it -- you'll be able to more easily identify levers for creating change to move you from insight to action.
Below are a few favorite examples of this shift in how the Commons is now organized.
You need local data
We know that community change happens locally and the best momentum builds at the local level. You need to find community-specific data that is up-to-date, available at a more granular level, and culturally relevant. Local data help you understand the needs and assets in your community and inform decisions about where to invest resources and which efforts to prioritize. The Commons recommends indicators and data sources that are specific to your community.
Help us grow our list of toolsFill out this form and tell us about your favorite tools and resources. Our team is actively curating indicators and tools within actionable community-change frameworks, so you can easily move from knowing to doing. Keep checking back because our library of content is growing daily!