As of May 2023, 1,622,000 kilowatts of operating solar capacity have been installed in the State of Illinois thanks to the Climate and Equitable Jobs Act (CEJA). The Illinois Solar Map allows you to explore solar projects by Census Tract, Place, County, and State Congressional Districts, as well as by category of project.
With volunteers at Chi Hack Night, we pulled together emissions and electrification data for all 50 states + DC and organize it based on the biggest sources of climate pollution: the machines we use to heat our homes, cook our food, get us places, and produce our power. We count and name every coal, gas and oil plant that needs to close, track how many of our buildings and cars have been electrified, and how much wind and solar has been built.
Budget: Oak Park is a budget transparency tool for the Village of Oak Park, Illinois. It was built by Oak Park Residents Derek Eder (Partner, DataMade) and Alicia Chastain. It is not an official application from the Village. By extracting data from the Village’s official budgets from 2017, 2019 and 2021, we were able to display and compare annual budgets from 2013 through 2021.
For more heavy duty data mapping, I made a template that uses CARTO, a paid mapping platform similar to Fusion Tables.
To make Chicago’s zoning code digestible by humans, we took inspiration from one of our favorite games: Sim City 2000. Find out how your building is zoned, learn where to locate your business and explore zoning patterns throughout the city.Press:
The Census Bureau collects data on how Chicagoans get to work via the American Community Survey. I created some charts to show commuting patterns for Chicago, from the S0801 table: Commuting characteristics by sex.
CPS places every part of the city into one of four socio-economic ‘tiers’ and requires selective schools to reserve the same number of spots for the students from each tier. Find which CPS tier you are in with this tool.Press:
Budget transparency visualization for Cook County, IL displaying all county departments broken down by fund and control officer from 1993 to 2011. Done as a collaboration with 12th District Commissioner John Fritchey. Built with Fusion Tables and jQuery.Press:
Put your data on a searchable, filterable map. This is a free, open source tool and template powered by Google Fusion Tables. This template no longer works Google shut down Fusion Tables on Dec 3rd, 2019. This template no longer functions.