Make informed decisions
The Data Services department creates custom datasets and compiles administrative data to inform analysis and shape the future of our region.
Accurate, relevant, and timely data are critical to informed decision-making. In order to expand the use of data in decision-making, MAPC works to create new sources of information about the region to shed light on critical issues. This process takes a variety of forms: we compile and standardize administrative datasets from cities and towns to create useful region-wide mosaics of local conditions; we use surveys and crowdsourcing to collect information from individuals; or we harvest and process unstructured data from the web to create new real-time information flows.
Many of our data development efforts are intended to capture the "most wanted" datasets identified in MAPC's regional plan MetroFuture, or are prompted by the needs of our partners and clients seeking information to help guide their programs and evaluate the success of their efforts.
MAPC data tools
Explore hundreds of MAPC's tabular datasets on the economy, demographics, education, environment, energy, housing, land use, public health, regional indicators, public safety, transportation and civic vitality.
MAPC seeks to improve transportation planning by providing access to information on automobiles, alternate modes of transit and auto-related emissions data.
Housing & Economic Development
MAPC's data analysts develop new, reliable datasets on economic and housing growth in Boston's metropolitan region.
Climate and clean energy
Explore datasets relevant to making better municipal decisions around climate change, sea level rise and clean energy policy areas.
Explore datasets that include information on SNAP benefits and local food access issues.
MAPC manages and maintains datasets from federal, state, and local administrative data sources.