Data Gallery

Neighborhood Opportunity Index

Where are investments in equitable opportunity most needed? Which neighborhoods are facing the toughest challenges? Discover what Forsyth County and Central Florida Neighborhood Opportunity Indexes show about the gaps and possibilities in economic and social equity.

Polis Institute’s Neighborhood Opportunity Index dashboards give clear insights into place-based disparities. The Opportunity Index dashboard offers people accessible views of where solutions are most urgently called for. These dashboards are built with place-based parameters so that communities can make sense of their unique socioeconomic issues and work to address them.

Impact Dashboards

Every initiative aims to have a positive impact. But what is and isn’t working can easily go unchecked without measurement. Impact Dashboards are critical tools for tracking outcomes in the short and long term. From public sentiment to socio-economic outcomes, impact dashboards are essential to understanding what’s happening and what to do about it.

Orange County Ten-Year Trends Dashboard* by Polis Institute

Central Florida Foundation Table Talk Dashboard by Polis Institute

Asset Maps: Food Insecurity

Food insecurity is a pressing problem across America. Polis Institute designs interactive maps to give community members direct functionality for locating food pantries. At the same time, these maps offer providers and policymakers information on existing resources and gaps in food access.

Place-Based Story Maps

Story maps are a powerful tool to guide public conversations about important initiatives. Polis Institute’s story maps give community members and collaborative stakeholders a vibrant tool to share new ideas, tell stories, and design for the future.

Candle Stick Point State Recreation Area Story Map by Polis Insitute

Community Resource Asset Maps

Asset Maps are an essential tool for community members to easily find resources near them. Polis Institute has been providing asset maps for communities since 2010. Our asset maps are designed to fit the unique needs of each community and to deliver on ease of use. Polis Institute asset maps are based on the fundamental principles of Asset Based Community Development (ABCD).

Forsyth County Community Asset Map by Polis Institute

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