Community Geographic Information Systems

Understanding data can help drive better community decision-making. This is especially true when communities are positioned as leaders in asking research questions and articulating the answers.  

The Community Geographic Information Systems (CGIS) program provides analysis and mapping support to empower community-based organizations and government agencies to make a data-driven case for their work. We fill in critical gaps in capacity to democratize access to public information.


CGIS support is available on an ongoing basis. Community and local government partners may request assistance by sending an email to CGIS.



National Neighborhood Indicators Partnership

CURA’s CGIS program is a partner of the National Neighborhood Indicators Partnership (NNIP), a learning network, coordinated by the Urban Institute, of independent organizations in 30 cities that share a mission to ensure all communities have access to data and the skills to use information to advance equity and well-being across neighborhoods.