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.
An explorable budget for the Village of Oak Park to make government more transparent and accountable.
We partnered with Chalkbeat Chicago to provide actionable information on voting and running for local school councils.
A data-driven collaboration to investigate and reveal how Cook County’s courts work using 3 million filed criminal cases.
A powerful search interface for the most complete archive of historical Minnesota election results.
A database of congressional hearings to provide measurable insight into Congress’s commitment to oversight.
Explore nearly a decade’s worth of system metadata and millions of beneficiary records from the largest public-sector pension funds in Illinois.
An online application and awardee showcase for development projects in Chicago to recognize the essential role that both non-profit and for-profit developers play in building communities.
A mobile-friendly web app for collecting and visualizing data about the justness and inclusivity of public spaces.
A texting platform designed to help more people experiencing homelessness find pathways to housing and services.
We aggregated and combined data on population, demographics and median household income by Ward for Chicago Tonight’s coverage of the 2019 Chicago municipal election.
A comprehensive report for the State of Illinois showing county-by-county data on the well-being of young children in the areas of Family Stability, Health, and Early Care and Education.
A complete website and data portal redesign to update the interface, reorganize the research, and better showcase IHS’s services and work.
An interactive map for exploring the physical, social, emotional, language and communication development of young children within the context of their community.
Review, explore and compare compensation for over 500,000 public employees throughout Illinois.
Charts and tables showing trends in Chicago’s housing demand, demographic and economic shifts and affordable housing to help inform the City of Chicago’s 5 year housing plan.
A website to collaboratively map and inventory urban agriculture and community gardens in Chicago.
An interactive map to view different levels of displacement and lost affordability pressures in Chicago and learn about strategies to preserve housing affordability.
An open government tool to help users access, track, and understand the activities of New York City Council.
A tool to help match high-school students with their best-fit colleges.
An interactive map and directory that helps criminal justice personnel refer clients to culturally relevant and geographically specific community-based services throughout Cook County.
A system for compiling public information on security forces to aid journalists, human rights groups and litigators to hold security forces accountable.
An open government tool for understanding and tracking the activity of the Board Members of the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority.
A tool to score, sort, and filter real estate in Chicagoland neighborhoods based on a variety of statistics.
An educational tool and data repository for promoting awareness of disproportionate minority contact, or the overrepresentation of black youth in the juvenile justice system.
A website to help property owners in underserved neighborhoods access block grants for economic development.
A web portal that makes it easy for businesses in low-income neighborhoods to apply for tax breaks — with an interactive map, dynamic charts, and an easy-to-use application form.
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.
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 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.
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 the first version of the Chicago Health Atlas, 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.
Tool for finding and comparing preschools, head start and other early childhood education programs.
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.