Durham Neighborhood Compass Announces Extensive Data Update

Web-Based Mapping Tool Now Includes New Neighborhoods and New Measures


Residents looking for new information about their neighborhoods should check out the most recent updates to the Durham Neighborhood Compass.
The Durham Neighborhood Compass, debuted last spring asa web-based mapping tool designed to help users identify areas of need and opportunity in their neighborhoods. The Compass now features new neighborhoods, several new measures, and data updates for most existing measurements.
According to Neighborhood Compass Project Manager John Killeen with the City of Durham’s Neighborhood Improvement Services Department, the Compass is intended to report measures of community conditions in as timely a manner as possible, and this data update brings the best-available information forward another year. “For many of these neighborhood measures, the Compass is the only source offering regular updates on community conditions,” Killeen said. “Having access to this sort of tool provides residents with a valuable resource for learning more about their communities, their assets, and how they change. For a resident, it is a powerful tool for discovering stories, for telling those stories better, and for using data to find opportunities to get involved in community work to improve your neighborhood.”