mySidewalk’s dataset library is where we house every dataset available in the application. Our data comes from a variety of sources, including the ACS Census, DOT, Bureau of Labor Statistics, EPA, HUD, and many more open data portals. Each dataset is linked to a data detail and sourcing page, where you can learn more about the geographical availability, date, and source information. 

Finding the Dataset Library

Option 1: From the top drop-down Menu, click Dataset Library

Option 2: At the very bottom of the page in the footer, click Dataset Library 

Once you are in the Dataset Library, you can search by a keyword or organize by Category or Role Type

Each dataset is named, tagged by category, and includes type information to the right of the dataset title. 

  1. A “chart type” dataset means that this information is part of a chart, or has multiple variables to that one dataset (such as Civilian Employment by Occupation - the Chart is broken down by each Occupation type). 
  2. A “choropleth type” dataset means that this dataset uses different shades of color to visualize the distribution of data across space directly on the map. 

When you find a dataset of interest, click on the title. This will take you to the Dataset Detail page.

  1. On the Data tab, you will find a short description of the sourcing information, as well as the value of the dataset applied to your preferred location.
  2. If you’d like to benchmark your community against another location, click Add Comparison
  3. If you'd like to share the dataset applied to your location, click the grey circle with three dots to the right of the dataset name. Select to export as a CSV, PNG, or SVG
  4. Click the Source tab. You will find a longer description of the source information, as well as the geographical availability of that particular dataset in mySidewalk. 

If you have additional questions about the data available in mySidewalk, feel free to chat us! 

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