By looking at best practices from other organizations and taking lessons learned from our own implementation, we’ve created a new data portal front page that is more aesthetically pleasing, simpler to navigate and more intuitive.
As one of the very first implementations of the ArcGIS Open Data platform, the D3 data portal [Read on...]
by Kurt Metzger, Director
Twelve states currently have an adult obesity rate above 30 percent, according to a new analysis released by the Trust for America’s Health (TFAH) and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) earlier this week (8/14/12). The analysis used the state obesity rates released by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and [Read on...]
By Louis Bach, Communications
Source: Bridge Magazine
If you enjoyed Rob’s analysis of Michigan moving data, be sure to check out Kurt’s article on that data in Bridge Magazine. Kurt fact-checks statements that Governor Snyder made during his 2012 State of the State Address. Snyder claimed that Michigan’s net migration had [Read on...]
Where have all the voters gone?
Secretary of State Terri Lynn Land announced that nearly 1.7 million voters cast ballots in Tuesday’s primary, based on unofficial returns.
“I would like to thank everyone who took the time to cast a ballot,” said Land, Michigan’s chief election officer. “Turnout mirrored our projection of nearly 1.7 [Read on...]
Detroit has become the poster-child for a 21st Century, post-industrial region searching for a future. We are under the microscopes of the media, the federal government, the academic and research communities, national and local foundations, and ordinary residents. While we don’t always take kindly to what others have to say about us, we need to [Read on...]
HIGHLIGHTS OF THE 2009 STATE POPULATION RELEASE BY THE CENSUS BUREAU
The Census Bureau released new population estimates this morning. Here is my analysis of what it means for Michigan.
Michigan loses population between 2008 and 2009 for 4th straight year – second largest amount (32,759) [Read on...]
Staying ahead of the numbers can help schools save critical programs
Today I read this headline in the Detroit Free Press: “School districts study enrollment drops.” The article talked about how school officials in Southfield and Romulus have created committees to study their shrinking student populations and to consider the ramifications. Will they have [Read on...]