We Democratize Data
 

ProvPlan functions as a data intermediary - helping policymakers and residents access public information that can be used to drive community improvement.

Other Resources
 


View our Classic Neighborhood Profiles (2000 Census Data)

 



Learn how to Use Google Tools to Make a Map

 


A currated selection of Data Visualization Tools

 

 

The Data Journalism Handbook

 

 

Basic Maps

Census Tracts and Block Groups

Click on the thumbnail to open large scale map (2.5M, JPEG) for identifying census boudaries with respect to local roads. Block groups in same tract are same color. Tract numbers in black type; block group numbers in grey.

Related Maps:
Tracts with Neighborhood Boundaries (GIF)
Tracts with Zip Code Areas (GIF)
Change in Tract Boundaries, 1990-2000-2010 (GIF)

Neighborhoods

 

For a basic neighborhood map in PDF format, click the image to the left.  For detailed maps of each neighborhood as well as a host of issue-related maps and data graphics, visit our Neighborhood Profiles.

Related Maps:
Neighborhoods with Zip Code Areas (GIF)
Neighborhoods with Census 2000 Tracts (GIF)
Neighborhoods with Wards (PDF)
Neighborhoods with Enterprise Community Areas (GIF)

 

For the GIS community:

Our Services

ProvPlan offers a range of data and information services to community-based organizations, public/ government agencies, and - on occasion - local businesses.  

ProvPlan has built core capacities in the following areas:

     - Data analysis 
     - Data visualization 
     - Geographic information systems
     - Report development
     - Research design
     - Web application development 
     - Data systems development

All of these capacities can be powerfully deployed to meet your agency's needs.  
 
The Information Group is particularly interested in working on data projects that will be used to inform policy and/or community action in ways that promote the well-being of Providence and Rhode Island residents.  
 

Please contact Rebecca Lee, Assistant Director of The Providence Plan's Information Group to discuss the process for contracting InfoGroup services.

Rebecca can be reached by email at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) or by phone at 401-455-8880 x203.

The Providence Plan maintains the largest data warehouse in Rhode Island. We develop a range of data tools that help people to access and make sense of this vast collection of information.

People and Housing

We are busy working on a new Statewide Community Profiles site which will provide powerful new tools to examine information about your neighborhood.  This will replace our old Neighborhood Profiles

In the meantime, we have published a number of interactive graphics based on the 2010 Census:





Census Resources

ProvPlan Information Group staff do extensive work with US Census data for  Rhode Island. Our Community Profiles site currently under development will be our primary Census data platform, replacing the old Neighborhood Profiles. In the meantime we have published a number of interactive data graphics based on the 2010 redistricting data:

 

Unraveling the Census

In partnership with the RIGIS Executive Committee Census Working Group and RI Statewide Planning we have also put together some introductory technical information for census data users (geared particularly for the Rhode Island GiS community):


The current documents are works in progress and will be expanded and improved over time. 

 

GIS Data

Census 2010 Block-level data with common SF1 variables is in final review will soon be available on the RIGIS website. Stay tuned.

American Community Survey 2006-2010 Tract-level data is currently under development and will also be hosted by RIGIS.

If you're looking for 2000 Census GIS data for Rhode Island, the RIGIS website is the best place to start. 

 

 

Basic Maps
 

Neighborhoods

 

For a basic neighborhood map in PDF format, click the image to the left.  For detailed maps of each neighborhood as well as a host of issue-related maps and data graphics, visit our Neighborhood Profiles.

Related Maps:
Neighborhoods with Zip Code Areas (GIF)
Neighborhoods with Census 2000 Tracts (GIF)
Neighborhoods with Wards (PDF)
Neighborhoods with Enterprise Community Areas (GIF)


Wards

GIF

<< Use the menus to select maps by ward in GIF (quick) or PDF (larger, better print quality).

Related Maps:
2002 Wards with Zip Code Areas (GIF)
Ward Boundary Changes: 1992-2002 (GIF)
Police Districts with Wards (PDF)

Wondering who your council person is? Use the providenceri.com lookup tool.

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Census Tracts and Block Groups

Click on the thumbnail to open large scale map (2.5M, JPEG) for identifying census boudaries with respect to local roads. Block groups in same tract are same color. Tract numbers in black type; block group numbers in grey.

Related Maps:
Tracts with Neighborhood Boundaries (GIF)
Tracts with Zip Code Areas (GIF)
Change in Tract Boundaries, 1990-2000 (GIF)

Parks Maps

  These parks maps are all letter-size in PDF format with various boundaries.

Neighborhood Boundaries with Parks (PDF)
Wards with Parks (PDF)
Police Districts with Parks  (PDF)