Our mission at mySidewalk is to empower the public and city leaders with the most complete, clear, and real-time understanding of our communities so we can improve and innovate together. That public includes the nearly one in five Americans with a disability. Learn how we are making the data shared in our reports and dashboards accessible to everyone.
At mySidewalk, we know that old habits can be hard to break, especially when it comes to innovating in your field and trying new things. In this article, we break down the phenomenon we like to call “Data Disposophobia”--the inability to let go of data we don’t need in order to focus on the data that will make the most compelling story.
Our dashboards and reports help you engage your audience and tell the story of your community’s data. We’re excited to announce the addition of a great storytelling tool to complement your visualizations, imagery, and copy. Now you can embed videos from Youtube, Vimeo, and DailyMotion right into your data story.
To get you started, we have 4 great ways you can incorporate videos to tell your story!
Learn how the Greater Nashville Regional Council is leveraging heat mapping to analyze commute patterns in the region to better prioritize infrastructure investment and communicate to their elected officials
The Data Storytellers at mySidewalk are back at it, this time with a map that helps you quickly identify where residents without vehicles face larger barriers to transportation - using just two key variables: households without vehicles and the EPA’s Walkability Index. This post teaches you how to build it in 10 minutes or less.
Learn how Public Health Departments are looking at the complete picture of health in a community by examining three main drivers of comprehensive health. We are helping them with three new mySidewalk templates that quickly provide a snapshot of their health story.
The Data Storytellers at mySidewalk have developed a map that can help you quickly identify which schools should serve lunch even on snow days—using just three key variables: families below poverty level, children 1/2 mile from access to healthy food, and public schools. This post teaches you how to build it in 10 minutes or less.
The Data Storytellers at mySidewalk have developed a map that can help you quickly identify older adults at risk of utility disconnection with just three key variables: utility type, population age 65 and over, and poverty status. This post teaches you how to build it in 10 minutes or less.