An idea in 2007 to make geographic data easily accessible and understandable to policy makers grew into what is now PolicyMap: a data warehouse of over 50,000 indicators accessible through a state-of-the-art mapping and analytics platform.
From the beginning, we knew that policy makers needed good data to make smart decisions. And that interpreting geographic data on maps was crucial to finding solutions to our most intractable issues. We created an intuitive web-based tool for policymakers, business leaders, and researchers to quickly visualize and understand communities across the US. And we made sure that no technical skills were required.
We began as a small division of Reinvestment Fund, a Community Development Financial Institution, and are now a Certified Small Business and Benefit Corporation. Reinvestment Fund uses capital to do good; we use data to do good. To that end, we work with small community groups as well as large federal agencies and corporate entities.
What started as a simple mapping tool for a lay audience has grown into a state-of-the-art data and analytics engine. Our 50,000 indicators come from hundreds of sources, including our own exclusive data, and we serve hundreds of thousands of users in government, healthcare, universities, nonprofits, libraries, and more. PolicyMap users run the gamut from non-GIS professionals to data-literate practitioners and researchers.
With offices in Philadelphia and Los Angeles and a platform in the cloud, we are here to help. Our data provides insights for targeting government interventions or business opportunities related to health, housing, jobs, incomes, government incentives, employment, demographics, local institutions and more.
We make it our job to curate, normalize and make understandable data from across multiple siloed agencies and supplement that data with data we license from third party providers or create ourselves. We offer access to this data via an interactive mapping and analytics platform in both a public edition as well as through subscriptions and enterprise licenses. Our platform, launched in 2007, is almost completely overhauled and relies on the latest mapping technologies. It is currently available in a beta version.
All the data you need. All in one place.
PolicyMap offers easy-to-use online mapping with data on demographics, real estate, health, jobs and more in communities across the US. From the classroom to the boardroom, thousands of organizations trust PolicyMap to find the right data for their research, market studies, business planning, site selection, grant applications and impact analysis.
The most location data on the web. Curated. Cleaned. Standardized. And always updated. PolicyMap products are powered by our growing and current library of indicators, from more than 150 authoritative public and proprietary sources.
Our dedicated team expertly curates the data to ensure it is the most accurate available, with the greatest geographic coverage of national data available at the local level across the US. The data comes from disparate sources, but is standardized to allow for simple analysis across indicators. We also create unique data, such as trends over time and indices that combine relevant indicators. Our team is always on the lookout for new data sources and requests from users, and as we add new content to the platform, it becomes available in your product immediately and at no additional charge on PolicyMap.
Unmatched data expertise. At your service. Born at Reinvestment Fund and advised by leaders in social and economic research and philanthropy, our background in public policy and community development underlies our mission and guides our products. Once you are a customer, you get access to our data team as you need them; just call or email. Meet our team