Over 200 datasets in easy-to-use formats with current data about Chicago city departments, services, facilities and performance. Created to promote access to government data and encourage the development of creative tools to engage and serve Chicago's diverse community.
Links to an interactive Chicago map, and downloadable Chicago Community Area maps. Numerous other maps such as Chicago Building Footprints, Industrial Corridors, Landmark Districts, require the ESRI ArcGIS software.
SimplyAnalytics (formerly SimplyMap) allows you to create interactive maps using a wide range of demographic and marketing data. Mapping can be done to small units such as census tracts and ZIP codes.
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Links for data at USGS, ESRI, EPA, Fish and Wildlife Wetlands, Agriculture's Soil conservation, FEMA flood and coastal barriers, Census Bureau, and various other links to Illinois data. You are directed to original data sites.
Provides GIS shapefiles and census data corresponding to the level of the geographic information that you request. Basic GIS and demographics for all census years down to block group level where available. Free registration is required.
The Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning (CMAP) has developed GO TO 2040, a comprehensive regional plan to help the Chicagoland counties and communities plan together for sustainable prosperity through mid-century and beyond. The full plan and a shorter version are both downloadable in PDF format. In addition, numerous Regional Snapshot Reports are also downloadable.
sing historic aerial photography, this ongoing project aims to document the destruction of communities of color due to red-lining, “urban renewal,” and freeway construction. Through a series of stark aerial before-and-after comparisons, figure-ground diagrams, and demographic data, this project will reveal the extent to which the American city was methodically hollowed out based on race. The project will cover the roughly 180 municipalities which received federal funding from the 1956 Federal Highway Act, which created the interstate highway system.