The data you need. All in one place.

Trusted, timely, and reliable data to spark action

Add your own data to create a custom map

Build a needs assessment to compare and analyze conditions

Spend less time finding data and more time telling your story

Why SparkMap?

SparkMap uses location-specific data to create maps, assessments, and reports that are used by businesses, nonprofits, governments, researchers, and communities to inform and transform their work. Use our collection of over 25,000 data sets for free for as long as you wish (no registration required) or subscribe to unlock advanced features and save your library of work.

Assess

SparkMap Reports can help you create complex assessments in just a few clicks.

  • Quick three-step process to create a robust assessment of one or more counties
  • Built-in state and national benchmarks allow for quick comparison
  • Easy-to-understand data visualizations
  • Download, share, or export a report for additional analysis

Strategize

SparkMap helps you prioritize issues, identify gaps, and support data-informed decision making.

  • Straightforward dials and charts help with issue prioritization
  • Easy-to-understand colors show if indicators are meeting state benchmarks
  • Powerful query tools, data export capability, and annotation functions
  • Use SparkMap data to dive deeper into understanding the history, prevalence, and current status of an issue

Implement

Enhance and validate your story with SparkMap data.

  • Visualizations export as image files, PDFs, or Word Documents for flexible use
  • User-friendly Map Room and Starter Map library
  • One-on-one support and self-guided materials available
  • Save time and money by using SparkMap - all the data you need, all in one place

Nifty Features

25,000+ Mappable Layers

Search and load information from a broad library of data sets, explore the maps, and share with others

Custom Report Areas

Group ZIP codes or other standard geographies, specify a radius, or draw an area to create a customized assessment

*some calculation limitations apply

Map Your Data

Integrate data in CSV, KML/KMZ, or shapefiles formats into the Map Room

Map Editing Tools

Measure distance, draw points, hide surroundings, and manage map layers with a simple drag and drop interface

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DATA SOURCES
e.g. U.S. Census Bureau
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REPORT INDICATORS
e.g. Change in Total Population
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MAP LAYERS
e.g. Households Living Below the Poverty Level, Percent by County, ACS 2014-18
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SparkMap is used to support healthcare and health systems.

Some of our subscribers include:

  • Healthcare consultants
  • Community benefit professionals
  • Hospital systems
  • Doctors and nurses
  • Health data analysts
  • Healthcare associations
  • Public health professionals
  • Federally qualified health centers
  • Public health faculty
  • Other health related organizations

SparkMap provides professionals working in communities, nonprofits, and government with the tools they need.

Some of our subscribers include:

  • Economic development groups
  • Nonprofit organizations
  • Grant writers and consultants
  • Evaluators
  • Government agencies
  • Community development professionals
  • Community development finance institutions
  • Food banks
  • United Way agencies
  • Philanthropies
  • Social entrepreneurs
  • Teachers

SparkMap means business.

Many of our business-minded subscribers come to us from:

  • Financial services
  • Mortgage lenders
  • Farmers and ranchers
  • Commercial property and real estate agents
  • Broadband and internet service providers
  • Entrepreneurs
  • City governments
  • Environmental engineers
  • Agriculture associations