Better data makes
better cities.

Collecting and analyzing it should be easy.

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Nonprofits, cities, and community groups use data to support environmental and political campaigns, map local assets, raise funds, and more.

LocalData empowers communities to collect data with new tools. Smartphone and paper-based surveys, simple online management and instant visualization will let you use data without an expert.

Rich data analysis

Export the data or view it live. LocalData lets you easily export your results to useful formats and manage entries online. You'll be able to use your data with Google Earth, Fusion Tables, and ArcGIS.

Export to:

GeoJSON
CSV
KML
SHP

Simple data collection

Use smartphones or tablets to collect data in the field. A simple interface makes it easy to submit accurate information quickly. The app runs in your mobile browser and provides an aerial reference map to track your progress — there's nothing to download.

Save time and energy

No more transcribing paper, looking up addresses or entering in property ID numbers. Save time by using official parcel boundaries and building footprints.

Custom survey builder

From documenting community assets like urban gardens or playgrounds to measuring the condition of vacant lots, LocalData allows organizers to build custom surveys designed to fit specific neighborhood needs.

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What people are saying about LocalData:

"incredibly simple"
"versatility and adaptability"
"using it as a bridge between the community and the government"
"allowing a community to easily create a survey and record results"
"collect and analyze [data] in more productive ways"
"one of those toolkits geospatial folks should be aware of"