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What We Do: Arts and Culture

April 18, 2017 – 8:51 am |

In the video above, MAPC’s brand-new Arts & Culture Manager, Jenn Erickson, discusses arts and cultural planning at MAPC.
The Metropolitan Area Planning Council has a new service area! Last week, Executive Director Marc Draisen announced …

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Beat the Heat This Summer With Keep Cool

June 21, 2017 – 12:43 pm |

Just in time for the official start of summer, MAPC has rolled out its pioneering Keep Cool app. In partnership with the Metro Mayors Coalition Climate Preparedness Taskforce, MAPC soft launched this innovative new web …

Introducing Trailmap, Your Comprehensive Guide to Local Trails

May 18, 2017 – 11:25 am |

On the first day of Bay State Bike Week, MAPC celebrated by announcing the launch of Trailmap, a comprehensive online map of trails for cyclists, walkers, and others engaging in active transportation and looking to …

MAPC’s Development Database: A Window to the Future

February 5, 2015 – 2:21 pm |

There is no doubt that Metro Boston real estate is on the rebound from the recession of the late ’00s.  From Downtown Boston to our smallest towns, cranes and carpenters are hard at work building …

Boston Green Map: Find Your Space!

July 11, 2013 – 3:48 pm |

This Sunday, July 14 we’re launching our Boston Green Map website & app at Circle the City on Avenue of the Arts. Will you join us??

Boston Green Map is a web application that allows users to locate …

Data Day 2013

July 1, 2013 – 1:30 pm |

More data are available today than ever before. New tools are making it easier to explore trends, craft powerful stories, and spur change. Data Day was all about using data & technology to drive community …

New maps show travel times on the T

January 11, 2013 – 3:01 pm |
New maps show travel times on the T

Maps are perfect for telling you how far away places are, but what about how long it takes to get there? Whether you’re on a bus, in a car, or taking the T, knowing the …

The Weave data visualization platform: how to get a free training and a free account

January 9, 2013 – 5:29 pm |
The Weave data visualization platform: how to get a free training and a free account

Originally published on the blog of Deborah Elizabeth Finn

Heads up, mission-based organizations in Massachusetts!   Powerful data visualization tools(and the skills to use them) are within your reach.
For free.
Thanks to the MetroBoston DataCommon, all you need to get started is …

Hubway Data Viz Challenge recap

November 15, 2012 – 1:24 pm |
Hubway Data Viz Challenge recap

We loved seeing all of the creative submissions that came in for our Hubway Data Visualization Challenge, and the entire process of the contest–including our Hack Day at Boucoup Loft; the awards announcement event;working with …

Hubway Data Challenge Winners

November 14, 2012 – 9:38 pm |
hubway viz winner

Data heads, animators, graphics geeks, designers, mappers, students and professional visualization artists converged on The Bocoup Loft in Boston’s Fort Point Channel Tuesday night to find out the answer to one question: who had won the …

Hubway Data Viz Hack Day

October 31, 2012 – 5:03 pm |
Hubway Data Viz Hack Day

Last Saturday we hosted a our first-ever Hubway Data Visualization Hack Day at the The Bocoup Loft in the Innovation District of Boston. A “Hack Day is a workshop-like setting where people come together and work (i.e. …