Plan strategically for your library services using up-to-date and relevant community data.
Ensure the future direction of your library is consistent with the needs of your community.
Access tens of thousands of data points to create maps, reports and analyses designed to provide you with a deeper understanding of your changing community and help you plan successfully for the future of your library.
Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh
We want to maximize successful outcomes for our community, and yet we know we only have limited resources. This is exactly the kind of information we need to help guide our decision making.
-Holly McCullough, Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh: Office of Programs and Partnerships
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Explore maps and create custom reports of data related to demographics, transit access, occupations, family composition, education and more. Available data is continuously updated.
Focus on interpreting data, not on time-intensive data collection
With tens of thousands of data points available for mapping and reporting, you can start analyzing your community from the moment you sign up.
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Visualize where your patrons live on a map and identify demographic shifts in those neighborhoods. Identify partners using our data on museums, colleges and universities, health centers and more.
Good data, smart decisions.
We’ve curated all of the information you need about a place. PolicyMap organizes the data you need by the topics you care about:
All sources are authoritative public sources or proprietary vendors.
What You Can Do With PolicyMap
Make maps with your data and ours.
Visualize the impact of your organization or the needs of your community with our exclusive data.
Upload your own data.
Use our unlimited self-service data loader to overlay your address-level data on top of PolicyMap's.
Download our data.
Use our data in your own research, mapping and presentation tools.
Gain insights with reports.
Instantly run community profiles for your community or a custom area.
Find areas with overlapping criteria.
Analyze your community with multi-layer maps for hot spots, or to identify gaps.
Public Library Solutions
Create maps of your community with our public edition data and mouse over the map to see values.
Create compelling maps of up to five layers with our exclusive data*, export trend charts with key benchmarks, download data, generate on-the-fly reports*, and upload your own data.
*May require a Premium subscription.
Seamlessly transform siloed data into centralized access across your organization via instant maps, trend charts, and summary stats.
Fill your data lake or power your own online applications with our instantly updated API and data feed.
Embed a public-facing interactive mapping tool on your own website with your data and our instantly updated indicators.
Consult with our data analysts to create compelling customized maps with your data and ours that are print-ready and shareable.