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Category: Online data tools

Viz-a-lyzer Wish List is live

CI:Now has deployed a new tool to allow people to suggest ideas for new indicators, boundaries, and features to add to the Viz-a-lyzer. You can submit your idea and vote on others’ ideas here. And while you’re up anyway, subscribe to our newsletter to hear about new Viz-a-lyzer releases.

It’s here! The Viz-a-lyzer data visualization platform

CI:Now’s new Viz-a-lyzer is an interactive tool for people to visually explore and analyze (visual… viz… viz-a-lyze… get it?) Bexar County data by zip code tract area and year, with comparisons to Bexar County, Texas, and the United States where available. We’ll be adding new indicators and features several times a year – subscribe to our newsletter to hear when a new release is out.

Many thanks to The Health Collaborative and the Kronkosky Charitable Foundation for the investments that allowed us to build the Viz-a-lyzer. Thanks also to SA2020The Nonprofit Council, The Health Collaborative’s Data Committee and staff, and the nonprofits that tested an early version to help us make sure we were building a tool that meets local need.

Here are some of the Viz-a-lyzer‘s key features:

  • Maps key indicators by zip code area
  • Charts a five-year trend line where available
  • Spits out an image you can drop directly into your grant application or strategic plan
  • Shows you which zip codes are best and worst for a given indicator
  • Gives you county and state benchmark data where available
  • Lets you filter by school district or county precinct (city council districts coming soon!)

Go here for an introduction to each part of the Viz-a-lyzer – what it tells you and how to use it.  Or just head on over to viz.cinow.info and start exploring.

SA2020 releases Impact Report 2016 with data from CI:Now

SA2020 has released its 2016 Impact Report, which includes indicator data collected analyzed by CI:Now. Director Laura McKieran spoke at the report release, highlighting disparities and issues not visible in city-level data, and stressing the need to combine and coordinate both data and efforts to achieve  San Antonio’s goals.

“The language of data” updated

We’ve added a number of new terms to The language of data, a glossary of words and phrases often used when talking about data.

Child data dashboard updated

CI:Now has updated the data in the United Way Children’s Issue Council Child Data Dashboard. Find Bexar County data on child demographics, health, child care, and education.

SA2020 releases new report card

SA2020 released a new report card summarizing San Antonio’s progress on nearly 60 indicators in 11 key vision areas. CI:Now is SA2020’s data partner and collected and analyzed the data for the report card.

SA2020 releases new dashboard data

SA2020 has updated its interactive community dashboard exploring San Antonio’s progress on nearly 60 indicators in 11 key vision areas. CI:Now is SA2020’s data partner and collected and analyzed the data for the dashboard.

New child data dashboard launched

The United Way of San Antonio & Bexar County’s Children’s Issue Council contracted CI:Now to develop a child data “dashboard” to support area providers with data for use in planning, fundraising, and monitoring local progress. Council members themselves developed the “wish list” of indicators and asked that the dashboard appear online with ongoing updates rather than released annually as a print report. New data points – and possibly indicators as well – will be added as local data becomes available.