Explore Boston’s Neighborhoods from Your Computer: Visualize, Manipulate, and Share Data

You are invited to a talk to learn about a new GIS platform developed by the City of Boston and Radcliffe Boston Area Research Initiative (BARI).

Tuesday, November 15th: NEW Date and Time
11:30 am-12:45 pm
15 St. Mary’s Street, Room 105
(Directly across from Photonics building –  easily accessible by T)

Seating is limited. If you would like to attend, RSVP required: to Linda Grosser or Denise Joseph.

The Boston Area Research Initiative (BARI) and the Boston Redevelopment Authority (BRA) have recently released a new web platform that enables you to explore Boston’s neighborhoods from your computer.  It combines the capacities of the BRA’s MyNeighborhood Census Viewer, which allows users to draw a neighborhood and view Census statistics specific to those boundaries, and Harvard’s Center for Geographic Analysis’ WorldMap, where users can visualize, manipulate, create and publish their own data, as well as share data with others. It also has tools that allow further exploration, including connections to Google Street View, Yelp, Social Explorer, YouTube and Picasa. The platform will be presented by Dan O’Brien, the BARI’s research director.

The Boston Area Research Initiative seeks to spur original urban research on the cutting edge of social science and public policy. In conducting and interpreting this research, BARI seeks to forge mutually beneficial relationships among the region’s scholars, policymakers, practitioners and civic leaders. BARI is an interuniversity research partnership supported by the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, the Rappaport Institute for Greater Boston, and the City of Boston.