We believe in useful data.

Working tirelessly to sculpt better, brighter communities, the journey toward meaningful transformation often meets an unexpected challenge – data wrangling. 

That's why we know that the first step to democratizing data is to remove this obstacle entirely.

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We collect, clean, transform, calculate, and update data from thousands of raw data tables to create a unified data library that's always up-to-date, growing, and giving you and your team a foundation of reliable, trustworthy data.

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Bringing the most powerful technology to the teams solving our generation's most pressing challenges starts with an equally-powerful metadata model.

Our meticulous research unifies data with different collection methods and definitions into a structured database that can be queried using space, time, metadata, and measurement values within.

The result? A powerful database optimized for intuitive human search and browsing experiences, as well as any programmatic queries and machine readability.

Real-Time Queries
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Make-Data Driven Impact

The data you need, for the places you care about

The very nature of our research and metadata model improves and enhances source data to be more complete.

We impute missing values, project values into the future, harmonize historical data to current shapes, and apportion data to more granular geographies. 

Want to view data by congressional district or neighborhood? You can. Need to compare how a certain indicator changes over time? No problem.

16 Levels of Geography
7 Years of Projections
30 years of Historical Comparisons

Up to 80% of effort in any data-driven project is spent on tedious organization and cleaning of data.

mySidewalk changes the game.

With all of the data you need in one place, you can spend more time analyzing data, uncovering insights, and doing what you do best – making change.

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Frequently Asked Questions

What data sources are in mySidewalk?

mySidewalk collects, cleans, transforms, calculates, and updates data from thousands of raw data tables from more than 40 of the most trusted sources, including the U.S. Census Bureau, USDA, Bureau of Labor Statistics, and many more, to create a unified data system and power user-friendly tools.

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Isn't this data publicly available?

You can, where publicly available, download source data. However, the data in mySidewalk is proprietary and not available anywhere else. mySidewalk collects, cleans, transforms, calculates, and updates data from thousands of raw data tables to create a unified data system called WhereHouse. WhereHouse is a unified and structured database that can be queried using space, time, metadata, and measurement values within. To unify the many sources in WhereHouse, the source data is researched, enriched, and improved according to our metadata model.

As a result, WhereHouse contains more geographies, sources, and years of coverage in a single database than any other single source.

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How frequently does mySidewalk data update?

Data updates or is added to mySidewalk on a near-weekly basis. Each individual data source updates on an annual, biannual, rolling, and even monthly update intervals, which works out to new data in mySidewalk on a near-weekly basis.

Updates are dependent upon the data being available from the provider. Delays by the provider are often not posted or communicated and some providers don't announce when new data is available. mySidewalk works to turn around new data quickly once it is made available, typically within 4 business weeks.

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How does mySidewalk handle geographies?

One advantage of mySidewalk’s data library is that it includes historical Census estimates alongside current data, allowing users to see how certain indicators have changed over time. But, comparing data from different Census years is not as straightforward as it may seem. The main reason is that the shapes and boundaries for most Census geographies change over time for a variety of reasons.

mySidewalk uses a technique called harmonization to bring historical data to the most up-to-date geographic boundary, ensuring that you can make apples-to-apples historical comparisons.

Major updates to Census boundaries generally coincide with the release of decennial Census data. Since the most recent major update to Census geography boundaries occurred with the release of the 2020 Census, it was necessary to use geographic harmonization to support Census 1990, Census 2000, and Census 2010 data alongside other Census products in our data library.

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