The MetroBoston DataCommon, a partnership between the Metropolitan Area Planning Council (MAPC) and the Boston Indicators Project, is an interactive data portal and mapping tool with information about the region’s people, neighborhoods, infrastructure, and environmental resources. It is a resource for all those seeking to better understand how the region and its communities are changing, and help residents, planners, city and town officials, educators, and journalists explore options and make informed decisions.
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.
Data Services Staff at MAPC has been hard at work updating the MetroBoston DataCommon with new features and an interface overhaul. We are excited to unveil the new and improved MetroBoston DataCommon at Data Day this spring. If you are interested in participating in user testing as we approach our release date, email Jessie Partridge. In the meantime, we welcome you to preview the upcoming improvements via the CentralMass DataCommon, an affiliate site developed in collaboration with CMRPC and MRPC in Central Massachusetts. We will resume our regular monthly trainings in June, after Data Day 2015.
CMRPC is pleased to announce that the first Data Day conference for the Central Mass DataCommon will be held on Thursday, May 21, 2015 from 8am to 5 pm at Worcester Polytechnic Institute’s Salisbury Labs. Save the date.
Registration information coming soon!
Massachusetts municipalities rely heavily on the property tax to support local services. Approximately 57% of all local revenue comes from the property tax. Naturally, some property owners pay more than others, due to the size, improvements, or location of their parcels. This map depicts the estimated tax revenue per acre for approximately 800,000 land parcels in the MAPC region, based on their assessed value and the local tax rate for their use classification. These parcels, which comprise 558,000 acres, generate approximately $7.4 billion dollars of tax revenue per year, an average of $13,200 per acre. To learn more, check out our Calendar Map.
We are happy to coordinate a specialized training for your organization. Our monthly trainings will resume in June. Please feel free to contact us for more information.