The Southeast Florida DataCommon is the result of a broad-based collaborative effort, featuring interactive platforms and learning environments where myriad organizations contribute data, create visualizations, and access the data of others to improve outcomes in their planning and program areas. This pilot website is growing every day! Please explore the DataCommon and get involved!

Explore Your Community –

Who Should Use the DataCommon, and How is it Useful?

Policymakers – Easily visualize relevant and meaningful information about your community and constituents to enhance understanding of important issues and inform policymaking.

Planners & Academics – Find needed data and information at your fingertips to support local and regional planning, grant application development, and community collaborations

Residents – Quickly access the important information that you need about your community in a user friendly way

The Southeast Florida DataCommon is a unique tool that can be used to promote better communication, more informed policymaking, and broad-based collaboration around issues of shared importance.  It is a resource for grant writers; providing data and analyses of relevant community and regional trends. Information provided in the context of larger issues can further community participation and engagement to bring about positive community change.  It provides a portal through which users can easily access and visualize data about Southeast Florida’s communities.

A critical component the DataCommon is the importance and relevance of the information being presented to professional users, academics, policymakers, business leaders, and members of the general public. This platform was developed to encourage and facilitate meaningful dialogue within and amongst these groups. The continued development and expansion of the DataCommon will be instrumental in advancing a shared understanding of the Region and the opportunities and challenges facing our communities and fellow residents. As we explore issues that connect us to one another, better data and collaborative efforts will contribute to the development of public policy and cooperative action plans to support a better future for South Florida. The DataCommon will promote more effective inter-agency data sharing and will serve as a common platform to view pertinent issues in Southeast Florida.

Explore Your Community –

Who Should Use the DataCommon, and How is it Useful?

Policymakers – Easily visualize relevant and meaningful information about your community and constituents to enhance understanding of important issues and inform policymaking.

Planners & Academics – Find needed data and information at your fingertips to support local and regional planning, grant application development, and community collaborations

Residents – Quickly access the important information that you need about your community in a user friendly way

The Southeast Florida DataCommon is a unique tool that can be used to promote better communication, more informed policymaking, and broad-based collaboration around issues of shared importance.  It is a resource for grant writers; providing data and analyses of relevant community and regional trends. Information provided in the context of larger issues can further community participation and engagement to bring about positive community change.  It provides a portal through which users can easily access and visualize data about Southeast Florida’s communities.

A critical component the DataCommon is the importance and relevance of the information being presented to professional users, academics, policymakers, business leaders, and members of the general public. This platform was developed to encourage and facilitate meaningful dialogue within and amongst these groups. The continued development and expansion of the DataCommon will be instrumental in advancing a shared understanding of the Region and the opportunities and challenges facing our communities and fellow residents. As we explore issues that connect us to one another, better data and collaborative efforts will contribute to the development of public policy and cooperative action plans to support a better future for South Florida. The DataCommon will promote more effective inter-agency data sharing and will serve as a common platform to view pertinent issues in Southeast Florida.

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Scroll down further for guidance on how to navigate the visualizations or browse the pilot data stories,
divided into the six categories below:

A Sample DataCommon Story

Below is a video walkthrough of a sample interactive data story.

Click here to view the story in the video as an interactive visual.

Click the image below to view a one-page PDF version of this story:

Other Resources

The Southeast Florida DataCommon was recently featured in an EPA Webinar on December 13, 2016 highlighting how local leaders are utilizing data to make informed decisions in their communities:

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