Video Tutorial Added to Map Your Community

February 24, 2014
By Mwai Malindi, Research Associate

Map Your Community now provides a video tutorial to help users of the online tool create customized maps of demographic and economic information.


New video tutorial walks users through Map Your Community.

Users now have access to a video tutorial to help them navigate Map Your Community, the free online tool on the Kansas City Fed’s website that creates custom maps from economic and demographic information.

The tutorial walks users through a process of selecting geographic and economic indicators to create a thematic and detailed map.

The web tool can be used to map up to 31 key economic and demographic indicators, including educational attainment, demographic trends, employment, lending activity and homeownership rates.

The tutorial shows users how to manage the indicators using an example that addresses a typical workforce development question.

In addition to the tutorial, there is a user guide that provides additional information on the various features available using the mapping tool.  

Map Your Community can be used by community leaders, practitioners, small-business owners and local residents to:

  • Identify specific market segments within a geographic area
  • Target program interventions and outreach
  • Assess the market for interventions, products or services
  • Identify potential resources or resource gaps

View the video tutorial and user guide to learn more about Map Your Community. For more information, contact Mwai Malindi.