What is broadband and how can you learn more about it on SparkMap? In this blog post we walk you through defining broadband, understanding how a broadband connection is impacted, and using broadband data on SparkMap.
Two important criteria for Digital Nomads include reliable broadband access and affordable housing. In this blog post, learn more about how you can use the SparkMap Map Room to find communities that meet these criteria.
Earlier this month, we wrote a blog highlighting four tips to reduce individual stress for yourself and your community members. Learning to manage stress is important, but understanding determinants of stress helps inspire long-term solutions. As National Stress Awareness Month comes to a close, we want to bring attention to a few determinants of stress…
April is interesting. On one hand, many parts of the United States are emerging from winter, the sun is out, and spring flowers are blooming. On the other hand, taxes are due, the traditional school year is ending, and work deadlines feel like they’re piling up. It seems like no coincidence that April is National…
The National Commodity Crop Productivity Index 3.0 is an invaluable tool to evaluate soil productivity. In this blog we discuss background information on the index, reasons to use it, and how to interpret it in our Map Room.
Can you survive the Zombie Apocalypse? Using the Map Room, chart your route to the nearest hospital, supermarket, drug stores, and warehouse stores to ensure you can get supplies. Find out how!
In this blog we discuss history of data visualization with a particular focus on the fascinating work of W.E.B. Du Bois.
Commuting to work has significant impacts on personal health, the environment, and the economy. Learn more with SparkMap data in this blog!
The US Census Bureau has changed demographic questions in response to a changing country. Read more about how these changes reflect increased diversity of Americans, why these modifications matter.
Learn how to use the Select Data tool in the Map Room to see data in context of a specific region or distance from a point. In this example, we’ll look at the data for 501(c)(3)s and (c)(4)s that are within 1 mile of an address.