Community Indicators for Your Community

Real, lasting community change is built around knowing where you are, where you want to be, and whether your efforts are making a difference. Indicators are a necessary ingredient for sustainable change. And the process of selecting community indicators -- who chooses, how they choose, what they choose -- is as important as the data you select.

The Jacksonville Community Council (JCCI) understands indicators and community change, with more than 25 years of producing the annual Quality of Life Progress Report for Jacksonville and the Northeast Florida region, and two decades of helping other communities develop their own sustainable indicators projects. JCCI consultants give you the information you need to measure progress, identify priorities for action, and assess results.

I'd like to talk with you personally about how we can help. E-mail me at, call (904) 396-3052, or visit CommunityWorks for more information. From San Antonio to Siberia, we're ready and willing to assist.

Friday, June 22, 2007

Life Expectancy Displayed

Sometimes I run across some interesting visualizations, as people find more and more creative ways to display data to get their message across. This example is from WorldProcessor, which has a series of maps of the world displaying information in different ways. I thought I'd share one with you.

This goes beyond the color-shaded GIS maps to make the actual numbers stand out. It's different, which I think makes it more powerful.

What do you think?


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