Easily integrate place-based data into your own website or application.
PolicyMap Data Licensing
License tens of thousands of indicators from hundreds of sources through a single vendor – PolicyMap. If your website or BI tool needs data on demographics, incomes, education, health and more, you can license it all from PolicyMap and quickly integrate it into your tool using either our Data API or flat files. Focus fully on what truly matters to your business – analyzing, not collecting and updating, data.
Thematic Layer on Bing Maps (Flood Zones)
Objective: A national real estate association needs its members to quickly assess the flood threat of properties on its existing Bing Map platform.
Solution: The Data API securely delivers a tile layer with three colors, directly over the Bing Map. The colors visually denote flood zone areas that FEMA classifies as high, moderate and undetermined. Users can pan and zoom the Bing Map as normal, and the flood zones immediately populate.
Neighborhood Snapshots in Custom Analytic Tool
Objective: To encourage neighborhood renewal and new investment in areas affected by foreclosure, a joint public/private venture has built a site that displays comprehensive, real- time snapshots of areas that surround a given property.
Solution: The foreclosure location is sent to our servers, and the Data API returns demographic values for all boundaries surrounding the location e.g. the block group, census tract, zip code, city, county, and state. From a technical standpoint, the data is retrieved via a single call to our server, which populates the site instantaneously.
Political boundaries on Google map
Objective: To support its grant writing efforts, a non-profit needs to easily retrieve the congressional boundaries in areas it targets for funding. The capability is needed within an existing application built in Google Maps.
Solution: Users draw their targeted areas using the 'custom region' tool in the Google Maps API (orange). The PolicyMap Data API is used to display the congressional boundaries (white), and their current representatives (listed at bottom). Developers working for the non-profit built the feature that lists all districts that touch the custom region.
Instant access to the web’s largest place-based data library.
Data available through PolicyMap is authoritative and continuously updated. Data comes from trusted public sources and proprietary vendors.
Use a single vendor for data from hundreds of different sources.
License any of the tens of thousands of indicators available in our in our geodatabase through a single contract.
Access data via our data API or license flat files.
Choose whether you want our data to feed directly onto your maps or tables; or request flat files to integrate data into your own analytics.
All the data you need. All in one place.
All of the information you need about a place is here without having to visit multiple websites or task staff and consultants with collecting and analyzing data. PolicyMap houses tens of thousands of indicators from hundreds of sources including:
- Administrative Office of the U.S. Courts
- American Community Survey (ACS)
- Boxwood Means, Inc.
- Bureau of Labor Statistics
- Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services
- Community Development Financial Institutions (CDFI Fund)
- Community Reinvestment Act (CRA)
- Consumer Expenditure Survey
- Convenient Care Association
- Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD)
- DHS Immigration Yearbook
- Economic Research Service (ERS)
- Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
- FBI Uniform Crime Reports
- Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC)
- Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)
- Glenmary Research Center and Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies (ASARB)
- Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA)
- National Center for Charitable Statistics (NCCS) National Credit Union Administration
- National Nursing Center Consortium
- National Oceanic and Atmospheric Association
- New America Foundation
- Non-Employer Statistics (NES)
- Occupational Employment Statistics (OES)
- Social Security Administration
- The Brookings Institution
- Reinvestment Fund Analytics and LSAs
- Trade Dimensions
- U.S. Election Atlas
- United States Department of Agriculture (USDA)
- Urban Mapping
- US Census
- US Election Atlas
- US Fish and Wildlife Service
- US Geological Survey (USGS)
- Valassis Lists
- Home Mortgage Disclosure Act (HMDA)
- HUD Low-Income Housing Tax Credit (LIHTC)
- IRS Statistics of Income
- Longitudinal Employer Household Dynamics (LEHD)
1. Populate charts, reports or analytical tools
Data can be used to populate your charts, reports, or analytical tools. This solution includes items such as the numeric values of indicators, vector data to form polygons, or information about individual sites on a map.
2. Create colored layers
Tiles can used to create the rich, colored thematic layers like the ones you see in PolicyMap. Or overlay our tiles on a Google map, Bing map, or other 3rd party map offering.
Both solutions are straightforward to implement, in most cases requiring only a standard request to our server. When data is updated in PolicyMap, the same updates are automatically applied to datasets in the Data API.
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