Everyone has a story. Not everyone has the data to back it up. DataMade specializes in creating persuasive, data-driven narratives and exploration tools.
DataMade has over a decade of experience in research and discovery, creating online maps, visualizations and APIs, and performing data analysis and modeling to make your data tell a compelling story. See a full list of our services.
Liberation and statistical treatment of data on lead in Chicago’s schools and parks from more than 500 PDFs.
Interactive maps and charts that measure change in the housing market near Chicago’s 606 linear park.
Search and browse all political contributions, expenditures, and candidates in statewide and local New Mexico races.
Enter your address to find your local elected representatives and then tell them to support participatory budgeting!
An interactive map that lets you find out how your building is zoned and explore zoning patterns throughout the city
An interactive visualization for exploring entry-level job dynamics for middle-skilled jobs in the United Kingdom.
An explorable budget for the City of New Orleans to make government more transparent and accountable.
Print high resolution data maps from the web
An open government tool for tracking the legislation, committees, meetings and aldermen of the Chicago City Council.
A civic app for tracking where Chicago snow plows have gone during a snowstorm.
A searchable map and directory for finding businesses, local governments and community services in Macoupin County, IL
We showed how a proposed Earned Income Tax Credit increase would affect constituents in each state district in West Virginia.
We helped analyze 56,000 misconduct complaint records from the Chicago Police Department.
An open source and responsive website for a local neighborhood school, managed by the students.
An open government tool for understanding and tracking what’s happening in New York City Council.
Search, browse and download over 20 years of searchable campaign finance records in Illinois.
An interactive map showing spending on incarceration for every block in the City of Chicago.
An explorable budget for the State of New York to make government more transparent and accountable.
We communicated research about price trends for single-family homes in 33 submarkets in Cook County.
A framework for making probabilistic parsers using natural language processing.
A data system to continually link information about political figures, campaign filings, contracts and lobbyist disclosures to drive investigations.
A free and open source tool for journalists to easily mash up data based on shared geography.
We worked with researchers and policy students to build a new platform to explore and build with open data through space and time.
To empower journalists and citizens to investigate money in Illinois politics, we partnered with the Illinois Campaign for Political Reform to package up and document 20 years of campaign contributions and expenditures from the Illinois State Board of Elections.
We communicated research about the Chicago area housing market through an interactive map that earned national media attention.
As part of Smart Growth America’s “Dangerous by Design” 2014 report on urban planning and pedestrian safety, we built an interactive map to search pedestrian fatalities in the US going back to 2003.
We showed how a proposed Earned Income Tax Credit increase would affect constituents in each state district.
We worked with the City of Chicago and neighborhood groups to improve and scale up a program for selling land to residents.
To quantify the power, or ‘clout’, in Chicago City Council, we partnered with the Chicago Sun-Times to model to rank the political influence for Chicago’s 50 Aldermen.
To make Chicago’s Crime data more immediate and useful for neighborhood organizations and residents, we built an online tool to search crime reports by custom geographies and filters.
An explorable County budget for Macoupin County, IL to make local goverment more transparent and accountable.
We worked with the Smart Chicago Collaborative, Chicago Department of Health and Human Services, CHITREC and others to create a visual and comprehensive health data explorer for every neighborhood and zip code in Chicago.
We helped the Economic Opportunity Institute, a policy and advocacy group in Washington State, customize and launch an explorable State budget visualization.
To help bridge the digital skills gap in Chicago, we built a system with the Smart Chicago Collaborative for searching and managing a directory of free computer labs in the city.