Welcome to the MetroBoston DataCommon
Welcome to the DataCommon
Welcome to the MetroBoston DataCommon
A Data Visualization Tool

The MetroBoston DataCommon provides a wealth of information about the region’s people and communities through a variety of topics -- from arts and education to the environment and transportation. A resource for all those seeking to understand how the region is changing, it helps residents, stakeholders, planners, city and town officials, educators and journalists explore data and make informed decisions. We invite you to explore its data, community snapshots and create your own visualizations and reports.

Residential Parking Requirements
Residential Parking Requirements More than We Need?
Residential Parking Requirements
More than We Need?

Sixty-three percent of municipalities in the MAPC region and 13 of 16 zoning districts in the City of Boston have residential parking requirements that exceed the average vehicle ownership per household. Only 6% of municipalities and none of Boston’s neighborhoods require fewer spaces than would be needed by the average household. Parking sits at the nexus of land use and transportation; parking requirements have an important and often overlooked impact on both. This map compares residential parking requirements across the region to the actual vehicle ownership rates per household. To learn more, check out this month's Calendar Map.

Attend a Hands-On Training
Hands-On Training
Attend a Hands-On Training
Held Monthly
Trainings on how to use the MetroBoston DataCommon are generally held the 1st Thursday of every month at the offices of the Metropolitan Area Planning Council at 60 Temple Place in downtown Boston. Attendees have included community leaders, city and town planners, government employees staff from non-profit organizations and research organizations, and many others. For more information and to register, click here. For training materials please click here.
The Boston Indicators Project
The Boston Indicators Project
The Boston Indicators Project
Measuring What We Value
The Boston Indicators Project is an online data portal that features indicators, visualizations, and analysis about Boston and its region. It is an excellent resource for anyone who wants to learn more about the economy, housing, demographics, and culture of Boston and its region.

Introducing WEAVE...

OIC
A web-based visualization platform designed to enable visualization of any available data by anyone for any purpose. WEAVE is in development by the Open Indicators Consortium (OIC) To learn more about WEAVE, check out www.oicweave.org.