Digital Data Resource Show & Share

The Show & Share was born out of many data users’ collective frustration at not knowing what local data resources for the San Antonio region were already online or in the works. Hosted collaboratively by the Alamo Regional Data Alliance (ARDA), CI:Now, and LISC San Antonio, the Show & Share is intended to help us all discover existing local data resources and to inform the development of new ones.

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Got ideas for local data resources we might feature in future events? Please let us know in the comments section at the bottom of this page.

Show & Share August 2021
Virtual event hosted by CI:Now on 8/26/2021 9:30a-11a Watch the video

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Featured tools:

The Opportunity Atlas
Ginger Walker, StriveTogether

PolicyMap (Open Map)
Golareh Agha, San Antonio Metropolitan Health District

College Success Dashboard
Jayde Beebe, UP Partnership

CWW Self-Sufficiency Standard
Jeremy Pyne, CI:Now

Prior Events

Show & Share May 2021
Virtual event hosted by CI:Now on 5/14/2021 10:30a-12p Watch the video

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View the video to learn about four online tools for local data:

CARES Act Properties Map and Emergency Housing Assistance Program (EHAP) Dashboard
Crystal Grafft, City of San Antonio Neighborhood & Housing Services

Criminal Justice Data Dashboard: Bexar County
Justin Martinez, Texas Criminal Justice Coalition

Correlations Between COVID-19 & Existing Disparities
Cristina Martinez, CI:Now

Show & Share: Public agency open data
Hosted by CI:Now on 12/4/2019

Texas Demographic Data
Helen You, Texas Demographic Center
Show description

From the website: The Texas Demographic Center functions as a focal point for the production, interpretation, and distribution of demographic information for Texas. Data offerings include population estimates and projections; Texas decennial Census data at the state, CBSA, county, and place levels; and geographic reference information and maps.

Bexar County Open Data Portal
Robert Hupp, Bexar County Information Technology
Show description

From the website: The Bexar County Open Data Portal provides spatial and non-spatial data to help fulfill Bexar County’s goal of government transparency. Bexar County strives to bring the most comprehensive data to citizens, visitors and businesses alike. Geospatial data interpretation is at the root of sound vision; always learning from the past, working today and planning for the future.

Alamo Area MPO Geoportal
Cecilio Martinez, Alamo Area Metropolitan Planning Organization
Show description

From the website: This is the Alamo Area MPO’s Geoportal, a public platform for exploring and downloading transportation-related spatial data. This Open Data site not only searches the AAMPO’s datasets, but the datasets of our partner agencies as well.

Open Data SA (user perspective)
Laura McKieran, Community Information Now
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From the website: Open Data SA is about providing free access to City data in a machine readable format, under an open license that allows the public to reuse and redistribute the data. The City of San Antonio launched this Open Data Portal in beta form in Summer 2018. The City has begun with the publication of some foundational datasets including 311 calls for service, permitting data, and an extensive catalog of GIS datasets.

Show & Share: Community development and housing
Hosted by LISC San Antonio on 8/23/2019

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Affordable Housing Dashboard (coming soon)
Ian Benavidez, City of San Antonio Neighborhood & Housing Services Dept.
Show description

San Antonio’s Affordable Housing Dashboard is a digital visualization of San Antonio’s investments in housing affordability. Policy makers, developers, and constituents can use it to track our progress towards safe, healthy, affordable homes for all. Using the filtering tools, affordable housing investments can be tracked by district, funding source, housing type, and more.

Opportunity Housing Locator (coming soon)
Richard Milk and Sara Eaves, San Antonio Housing Authority
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The Opportunity Housing Locator helps low-income families quickly find affordable housing in neighborhoods of relatively greater opportunity. The Locator uses online data and mapping technology to direct housing seekers to neighborhoods and rental listings that meet their priorities (e.g., school quality, transit access, and proximity to job or family) much like Zillow or does for prospective home buyers. The Locator will generate a personalized guide to neighborhoods that meet the users’ criteria, including color-coded maps ranking neighborhoods and listings of units within the program’s rent limits.

ACS Sidekick
Jeremy Pyne, CI:Now, and Jef Waltman, JW Technology Consulting
Show description

The ACS Sidekick makes it much easier and faster to slice hyperlocal U.S. Census American Community Survey (ACS) data in non-standard ways, calculating aggregate estimates and margins of error on the fly. In other words, a nonprofit with a 21-census tract service area can calculate indicators for that custom area – or custom age groups, income groups, zip code groups, etc – without tedious processing or complicated formulas. Developed for CI:Now by civic technologist Jef Waltman, ACS Sidekick allows you to save custom groupings and queries and re-use them over and over again, saving time and reducing error.

mySidewalk Opportunity Zone Tool
Ann Eaton, City of San Antonio Economic Development Dept.
Show description

The Opportunity Zones Mapping Tool allows site visitors to search for properties and/or land in opportunity zones and understand nearby zoning and land use, available city incentives for development, and approved bond projects and public improvements.

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  • Future show and share ideas: Opportunity Atlas, UP Partnership on out of school time data including developmental asset profile.

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