Workshop Three: Community Mapping and Public Policy Advocacy

Morning Session: 11:15 am – 1:00 pm

Community mapping is the strategy of using public data and mapping tools to effectively document and communicate community disparities as part of an advocacy campaign. Recently, because of easier access to public data and free on-line mapping tools, community groups increasingly are using these tools to communicate and support their advocacy agenda. Tools such as GIS (Geographic Information System) matched with available public data can create effective visual presentation on such issues as housing, health, education, transportation, and environmental disparities. Using case studies and available public data sets, presenters will introduce the nature and power of community mapping and ways they support your advocacy campaign.

Presenters:

Jeremy Thompson, Economic Research Hub

Eswaran Selvarajah, Boston Studies

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