Visualize Data Using Weave

Neighborhood Nexus is a member of the Open Indicators Consortium, which has developed an open-source mapping and visualization platform called Weave. We have created several instances below, but to get an overview of how to use this tool, please read the "how-to" guide.

What is it mapping?

Main mapping site
(in 2010 Census geography)

Updated December 2014. About 700 variables from a several different sources. Use this site to explore neighborhood level trends for the 20-county Atlanta region. This site expresses data in 2010 geography at the census tract level. We also have a "legacy" site that expresses data in vintage 2000 geography. We aren't updating this site anymore, but it still has all sorts of good data to explore! Here is a link to it.

Watch training videos about how to use this site here!

View the users' guide here.

View the data dictionary here.

Georgia House Districts

Georgia Senate Districts

Updated December 2014. More than 200 variables from the U.S. Census Bureau. Use this site to explore socioeconomic and demographic data by legislative district.

If you are just interested in downloading a profile for your district, go here.

School-level education data

Updated February 2015. About 100 variables from the GA Department of Education. Use this site to explore student achievement, CCRPI scores, graduation rates, socioeconomic and demographic data by Elementary, Middle and High School for the entire state! Data dictionary here.

Public Health

Update April 2015. Maps approximately 170 county-level variables from a variety of sources that helps provide a context for health data. Health involves so much more than just the care we receive. Socioeconomics and demographics drive health outcomes in powerful ways. This site lets you explore those connections for every county in Georgia, using a lot of data from the recently released County Health Rankings, among other sources, including the Ga Dept. of Public Health.

Lifestyle Segmentation with ESRI's Tapestry Segmentation

ESRI’s Tapestry Segmentation classifies neighborhoods into 65 different segments based on their socioeconomic and demographic composition. The initial view, however, summarizes these 65 segments into 12 broad “lifemode” summary groups. The colors represent the 12 broad summary groups, but if you click an area, you will get a link to the predominant lifestyle segment (one of the 65).

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ESRI's Tapestry Segmentation

This map, from ESRI, shows the dominant lifestyle segment in a neighborhood based on a variety of socioeconomic and demographic factors. These data are used to typologize neighborhoods based on the tapestry that ESRI developed. It offers a different way to look at neighborhoods.

Mapping Assets Using Google

"Asset mapping" provides another way to spatially understand our environment by putting service providers "on the map". Using this, you can determine if there are sufficient services that are covering your area of interest. Caution is urged, however. As soon as an "asset" map goes live, it is out of date, because places open, close and relocate all the time.

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United Way's
2-1-1 database

In a partnership with the United Way of Greater Atlanta, almost 1,300 service providers are mapped from United Way's 2-1-1 database. The list has five issue areas: Basic Needs, Education, Health, Homelessness and Income.
(Vintage: Summer, 2012)

Below are some examples of maps you can make with Weave. We made these maps, but are very interested in some of the maps you create. Please email us your creations, along with a one-to-two sentence story about it, and we'll post it and give you credit for it! Or go to Neighborhood Corner and leave your story there.

This map shows total population change between 2000 and 2010. As can be seen, there is a "doughnut" where depopulation occurred - these areas are the first-ring suburbs that are now being abandoned for either the urban core or the second-ring suburbs and exurbs.

This map shows how the foreclosure crisis is disproportionately effecting the Hispanic population, particularly the cluster of Hispanics in Gwinnett. This map was created by selecting those areas on the scatter plot with the highest foreclosure rate (everything above the line). The map displayed the percent of Hispanics, thus by selecting only those areas with high foreclosure rates in the scatter plot, we can isolate the areas with both high foreclosure rate and high Hispanic concentration.

This map shows the relationship between single-parent households and education. On the scatter plot, only those areas with high percentage of single-parent households and those with no high school diploma are selected. As can be seen, neighborhoods in Atlanta and Clayton have an abundance of both conditions.

This map shows the distribution of housing wealth, here measured by assessed property value data from LexisNexis. As can be seen, there is a clear spatial pattern that sees the highest assessed values in the northern spans of the region (and in Fayette County in the south).