The mission of TAD3 is to facilitate data-driven decisions by delivering easily accessible, place-based data, accompanied by leading edge, dynamic visualizations.
All citizens have the tools and they are empowered to use TAD3 to increase their knowledge, make competent data-driven decisions, and tell their stories.
All activities associated with the development, maintenance and governance of TAD3 are guided by an open framework that includes:
Open Data - Data are made easily accessible to all, at the smallest levels of geography available (e.g., block), while maintaining confidentiality
Open Government - All government data, including plans, documents, organizational charts, staff contact information, budgets, etc. are easily accessible
Open Organization - Content and priorities are guided by engaged citizens in a dynamic organization
Open Source - Refers to something people can modify and share, not necessarily without costs, because its design is publicly accessible
Goals of TAD3 include:
Act as a data intermediary that increases citizen knowledge, trust and engagement, so all are empowered to contribute to our community and democracy
Provide a consistent interface and powerful toolset for examining community indicators
Provide on-line training and education in relevant data-related methods and topics
Highlight government and public agency/program return on investment (ROI) and social return on investment (sROI)
Serve as a backbone data and collaboration system for collective action initiatives
Support those working toward equality and equity
TAD3 provides tools for advancing data-driven decisions.