We provide professional mapping services using public and commercial data. Our mapping products present a useful visualization for your desired subject matter in print and online format.
Major Consulting Projects
My Brother’s Keeper Alliance (MBKA) Community Analysis Study (2022)
- We performed a community study for MBKA, an Obama Foundation initiative. MBKA desired to obtain a detailed understanding of the population that resided near the planned Obama Presidential Center. Specifically, three core communities located in Chicago, Illinois, are of interest. These communities include Washington Park, Woodlawn, and South Shore, as well as the combined area (Study Area).
In order to analyze the Study Area and its communities, a wide range of data was acquired and examined. The overwhelming amount of data came from three general sources: the U.S. Census Bureau (Census Bureau), ESRI Enrichment Services Datasets, and L2 commercial consumer and voter data. The types of Census Bureau data that were analyzed included the 2020 American Community Survey (ACS) 5-Year data and 2020 Census PL94-171 Data (i.e., Redistricting Data). The ESRI data covered a wide range of attributes from crime, spending, lifestyle, etc. L2 commercial data included 2022 consumer data and registered voter data at the individual level. In addition, Census geographic boundary data were acquired from the Census Bureau that matched the attribute data sets (e.g., block, census tract, census place [city], and state). In addition, the resultant geographic data files were converted to ESRI map layers and integrated into map applications. The map applications were accessible via an ESRI Data Hub designed for the study area.
Racial Equity Anchor Collaborative (2019-2020)
- We developed the 2020 Race and Equity Census 2020 Data Hub for the Racial Equity Anchor Collaborative (consisting of nine member organizations). During the run-up to the 2020 Census, various organizations developed websites that could assist with locating potentially undercounted persons. However, these websites did not fully integrate race/ethnicity data or allow for uniquely locating these groups as well. Therefore, the Racial Equity Anchor Collaborative took on this problem and developed an online portal that addressed the lack of integration of race/ethnicity data. The Data Hub contained a set of ESRI tools that integrated 2010 Self Response Rates, Hard to Count indices, and 2020 Self Response Rates, along with race and ethnicity data, into a series of mapping applications, dashboards, and story maps.
Southern Echo, Jackson, MS (2018 – 2023)
- We are providing mapping services for Southern Echo (SE). Southern Echo advocates for the fair distribution of educational resources throughout Mississippi and surrounding states. SE utilizes state educational data that is visualized on maps to showcase disparities that exist throughout the state. We are providing large presentation-size map files (36 inches by 48 inches) that can be shown to legislators as well as the general public.