Using data & technology to engage and build a “smarter & more connected” community
Instead of “pushing out information” we are “collaborating and collectively sharing information” across generations, regions, sectors.
Using data-driven journalism to the benefit of the public and to empower the community to identify opportunities and make decisions through greater access to information.
Introducing data and spatial analysis, location intelligence, and geospatial storytelling — primarily story maps — to the next generation of civic, community, government, and business leaders.
TECHNOLOGY, NEWS & A SMARTER COMMUNITY
Digital Community Mapping allows us to: engage in community empowerment through mapping & advocacy cartography, map collective wisdom of the community, map assets, visualize important data sets, and tell a fuller story.
Segregation by the Sea
The Segregation by the Sea story map was created by the Black Voice News team and funded by a California Coastal Commission grant. Produced by Stephanie Williams and designed by Andre Loftis Jr.
Mapping Black California is a community mapping and STEM initiative identifying the assets of the Golden State’s African-American community and introducing Black youth to the transformative power of GIS technology. Our collaborators are empowering the community with information they need to become more civically engaged:
Our Mapping Black Communities gallery is a creation of original maps, curated topical maps, and original story maps created by our multi-media award-winning graphics team.
In The News
Mapping Black California, a Black Voice News initiative, is a collaborative mapping project utilizing GIS as a solution to make our community a better place and empower the community through information and the visualization of data.
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