For those of you who've wished for an easier way to incorporate the power of data into the decisions you make, this is it. PolicyMap is a fully web-based Geographic
Information System. It's fast, efficient and captures data in visually powerful ways through custom demographic maps, tables, reports and our analysis tool, Analytics.
You can even use our GIS mapping to easily incorporate your own data and leverage it against the thousands of indicators already available
in PolicyMap. Available data includes the latest demographics from census, real estate data, health data, mortgage trends, school performance scores, unemployment,
crime statistics and city crime rates. A complete list of data available can be
found in our data directory.
For those of you who don't know us, The Reinvestment Fund (TRF) is a nonprofit community development financial
institution that works across the Mid-Atlantic. We've spent the last twenty years financing affordable housing, schools, businesses, supermarkets and other projects
that build wealth and opportunity for the people and places that need it the most. And for us, having information about the places in which we invest is a necessity. It's why we built PolicyMap in the first place. Knowledge is power and data should drive the place-based decisions we all make.
Our team uses cutting edge technology that allows us to display highly sophisticated, fast and draggable maps in ordinary Web browsers. We
call this technology and our platform "PMap". The ability to dynamically render and customize thousands of shaded maps to analyze data sets this technology apart,
making it especially suited to interactive research and data analysis. TRF has partnered with 3D-L, a progressive
technology company with expertise in presenting dynamic geographic data in a web-based format. The team at 3D-L supports PolicyMap's day-to-day infrastructure and
develops the new tools and functionality as we continue to enhance the site.
We've tried to make much of what is in PolicyMap available to the public for free, but also offer subscription options if you are interested in
accessing more GIS software features and proprietary data. Subscription packages are available for multi-users as are institutional licenses for libraries.