Mapping our Communities

a colorful map showing areas of deep blue to deep red, across the greater Chicago area

For an unnamed foundation, we are developing an interactive map that crunches and summarizes the numbers from over 70 economic, health, & educational data measures (for example, from the Dept. of Commerce, the CDC, US Census, and many public-interest NGOs). This map uses a consistent methodology across every square mile of the United States to identify the areas of privilege and impoverishment when it comes to the real-life outcomes that are experienced by its residents.


  • Data research and summarization
  • Robust normalization, z-scoring, and GIS analysis
  • Number crunching across 250,000 block groups
  • User research to create an intuitive UI
  • Web development