Magazine article Parks & Recreation

Can Data Help Predict the Future of Your Community?

Magazine article Parks & Recreation

Can Data Help Predict the Future of Your Community?

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MySidewalk is answering the above question, which is on the mind of many park and recreation professionals in this age of open data, transparency and participatory planning. NRPA partnered with mySidewalk in 2014 to offer our members access to online engagement and data tools to empower agencies to build better communities through more-informed decision making.

With the data tools from mySidewalk, you can instantly find meaning, integrate and analyze information, and create and communicate what you discover. mySidewalk offers:

* Access to more than 250 public data sets in the form of interactive pie charts, bar charts, tables and maps that are apportioned to unique geographies.

* The ability to import and visualize proprietary data, including transit lines, 3-1-1 activity, crime, bus stops, project-specific boundaries, etc.

* Visualization of the location of individuals you are engaging using the participant mapping functionality.

* Creation of reusable map templates to save time on existing conditions reports and comparison analyses. …

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