Yes! Check out our complete mapping data list here.
You can also view our data updates here.
And view our complete list of report data here.
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Clicking the Info buttons when browsing data layers will open up a window with the source and date for the data you are viewing. See something out of date? Let us know.
At this time, no. We’re exploring ways to provide access to the geographic data. We’ll be sure to share any updates through our newsletter. Have you signed up?
While the website was established in 2012, we only ask you cite the date you pulled information from the Commons. If using our maps or reports, do not remove any logos that may be on them and please cite as follows:
“Courtesy: Community Commons, <www.communitycommons.org>, date_retrieved”
APA format would look more like this:
<map or report title>. Community Commons (2012). Date Retrieved, Website URL
Map of Local Food Deserts, Location, USA. Community Commons (2012). Retrieved March 18, 2015, from www.communitycommons.org
Additionally, you will find the metadata and citation information for the data sources themselves within the info area of the maps and in the footnotes of the report pages. This will be important for citing where the data came from. Keep in mind that the majority of the data in Community Commons maps and reports has been repackaged or re-analyzed based on our small area estimate methodology, so there is no need to cite the original source.
Notice you can also elect to save just the legend. These options provide you with two portable image files for maximum flexibility.
Go to the legend on the right side of the page.
You can uncheck layers you’d like to turn off. If you want to re-order data layers simply left-click on the item in the list of map layers and hold down as you drag the item to the preferred order location. If you want to label an item click the “Label” box to see data values or names on the map.
Yes. In full map view, click the “Print” button on the top right. Enter a title for your map and choose the file layout, format, and resolution. Click “Export Map” and your map image will appear in a pop-up window. Click the “Download” button on the bottom right to save your map to your desktop. Your map will be saved for use in future presentations.
You can easily share your map by altering the privacy settings when saving. Selecting “Public” allows anyone to view your map through the map gallery. Saving to a Hub allows you to share you map with members of specific Hubs. You can also email a link to your map or embed it in a website by selecting the “Share” option on the upper right hand side of your map.
In map view, click the “Export” button on the top right.
Enter a title for your map and choose the file layout, format, and resolution.
Click “Export Map” and your map image will appear in a pop-up window. Click the “Download” button on the bottom right to save your map to your desktop. From there you can print your map.If you are using a pop-up blocker, turn it off or set it to allow pop-ups from this website.
The maps are interactive. Each time you create or load a map, the most updated data is being loaded into the map. Try setting your map extent to a smaller geographic area. You can always zoom in and out or even hop to a specific address using the navigation tools within the map. Also, add just a few datasets to begin. Once your map opens, you can click the “Add Data” button to add additional layers.
If those changes don’t help and you think we are experiencing technical difficulties, let us know.
You have several options for adding maps and reports to your Hub. When you save your map or report, you can choose to save to a specific Hub or several Hubs. If you did not save your map to your Hub at first, you can change the privacy settings by editing your maps or reports from your profile or from the map gallery. If you have not created a map or report yet, you can select the “Create a New Map” or “Create a New Report” options under your Hub’s Maps & Reports tab.
Check out a video about adding a map or a report to your group here:
Childhood Obesity GIS, or COGIS is not designed to replace desktop GIS. COGIS allows those without access to desktop GIS to overlay data and use GIS analytic tools on the web. COGIS enables users to generate maps without downloading any software.
Grantees with desktop GIS will see a great benefit to COGIS. Many of the datasets that RWJF grantees have an interest in have already been added to COGIS as GIS data files. The data integration work can be distributed across a collaborative, rather than requiring the time of a GIS Professional.
The COGIS interface is user friendly and comes with many tutorial, videos, and tip sheets. The COGIS grantee portfolios are designed to allow multiple users from a community to collaborate with each other and with other communities around the country. The data integration features enable users to easily incorporate local data into maps using national data. Finally, the reports feature is an easy to use tool able to create presentation quality reports that can be edited and customized with additional text, pictures, and maps.