About

MISSION

To facilitate community-informed, data-driven decisions by delivering easily accessible, place- based data and dynamic visualizations at the smallest levels of geography possible.

VISION

All citizens have access to data about their communities at the smallest level of geography possible, and they are empowered to use these data to make data-driven decisions.

VALUES

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

OVERARCHING GOALS

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. It informs the community and it is community informed.