This site enables you to "Visualize race and income data for your community, county, and country. It includes tools for data journalists, bloggers and community activists."
It's easy to use. You can click one of the categories on the horizontal bar at the top of the map to create new map views, showing different demographic groups.
My goal is that people learn to use maps like these to tell map-stories that point to places where people need extra help, and repeat often enough that people are actually motivated to provide the talent, dollars, ideas and other resources needed to create change where it may be needed.
Here's a Tweet showing how someone created a map showing Hispanic population density.
Porcentaje de población hispana en Estados Unidos, según el censo de 2010. En el sitio https://t.co/vK8pVDFqnN hay mucha más data para cruzar. #ProductoAr— Pablo M. Fernández (@fernandezpm) April 4, 2018
(Via @benjancewicz) pic.twitter.com/NsswTkJFya
If you skim through past articles on this blog you'll find other data mapping platforms and you'll see many ways I've used maps to tell stories intended to help volunteer-based tutor/mentor programs grow in high poverty areas of Chicago.
Here's another Tweet showing how you can focus in on a small area:
Cuyahoga would be the blackest part of Ohio. pic.twitter.com/plxPsG0zFX— Nate Shorts (@SmutJawnNate) April 4, 2018
Browse feed of Tweets by benjancewicz and see how many are interacting with this platform and with each other on Twitter.
Create your own map stories and share them on social media. Help build the conversation.