Explore Chicago - know about your city.
Chicago is a great city. The city of Chicago has an excellent web site. It also has a data portal where it makes a lot of data available for analysis and consumption. But there is no way for the common man to use this data. The common man cannot figure out where the nearest health clinic is or the library is, based on the data services that the city provides.
Navigate Chicago is a web portal that has two aims:
a) Be an usable web application that provides access to many of the data services such as Police Stations, Fire Stations, Schools, Wards on a map.
b) Provide analysis on crimes in the city and at the ward level. How safe is the city? How safe is the ward you live in?
Also analysis on schools for ISAT composite, Math and Reading Growths are charted against the low income enrollment percentage at the ward level. Do you know how the schools in your ward perform?
If you are a Chicago resident, you can use this web portal to get the latest information on various things such as safety, education, health, libraries etc. You will also learn more about how your ward schools are performing from Math and Reading growth perspective.