About the NeighborhoodBase
The new version of neighborhoodBase is a publicly-accessible, web-based, geographic data application developed by the University of Pennsylvania's Cartographic Modeling Lab. Along with parcelBase, muralBase, and crimeBase, neighborhoodBase is one of four applications that comprise the Neighborhood Information System. The neighborhoodBase website is designed to assist community-based planning and development organizations, government agencies, researchers and concerned individuals in their efforts to analyze, transform and revitalize Philadelphia neighborhoods.
NeighborhoodBase directly supports the broad policy analysis and planning efforts Mayor Street's Neighborhood Transformation Initiative. The online mapping, reporting and data analysis tools can be used to focus in on a specific zip code, census tract or block group. Users are able to create tables, maps, charts, summary statistics and trends. In addition, users can create their own geographic boundaries by 'defining your own neighborhood' and produce aggregated statistics for that area.
NeighborhoodBase's user-friendly format and simple instructions keep training requirements to a minimum. Because it is a web-based application, no special hardware or software is required (recommended web-browser: Internet Explorer 4.0 or higher using a Windows platform). New users have the power to access, analyze and map a wide range of area data drawn from the Census Bureau and other agencies. Currently, neighborhoodBase incorporates over 183 data elements, grouped into eight categories:
Data elements will be periodically updated and new data elements will be
added as they become available. Users can view and analyze these data elements
using several different statistical and graphical tools, and in the context of
the following geographic units:
For more information about the Cartographic Modeling Lab and the Neighborhood Information System project, go to our web page at http://cml.upenn.edu.
The City of Philadelphia is an invaluable partner for the entire Neighborhood Information System project, including neighborhoodBase. Data, policy and other technical support have been provided by:
About the Cartographic Modeling Laboratory
Cartographic Modeling Laboratory
Tel (215) 573-4098 Fax (215) 573-3019