GeoLoom > co>map

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  • City of Baltimore
  • Baltimore Neighborhood Indicators Alliance- Jacob France Institute (BNIA-JFI)

GEOLOOM co>map is an online mapping tool that demonstrates how arts and culture is woven into Baltimore's neighborhoods and social fabric. The goal of GEOLOOM co>map is to insure that every Baltimore community receives the attention and support needed to establish and maintain livability throughout the city. GEOLOOM allows cultural institutions, businesses, and policymakers to foster a more equitable distribution of resources. Through outreach, they work with communities to use the tool to help gain access to funding and resources they need as well as display arts and culture in their community through crowdsourcing. They also work with funders, organizations, and city departments to see how their arts and culture resources are geographically distributed throughout Baltimore and where there are gaps where they can fill needs. Users can visualize community health by variety of indicators; (arts and culture, children/family health, crime/safety, cultural participation, housing and community development, workforce development, socioeconomic/demographics, sustainability


Arts & Culture Organizations (Arts Every Day, Baltimore National Heritage Area, Baltimore Office of Promotion & the Arts, Greater Baltimore Cultural Alliance, Maryland Humanities, SpaceFinder Baltimore), Existing Datasets (Baltimore Neighborhood Indicators Alliance, DataArts, InfoUSA, Open Baltimore), City departments (Baltimore City Public School System, Commission for Historic and Architectural Preservation, Department of Transportation, Enoch Pratt Free Library, Maryland Historical Trust-Dept of Planning), Funders (Baltimore National Heritage Area, Baltimore Office of Promotion & the Arts, Greater Baltimore Cultural Alliance, Robert W. Deutsch Foundation, Maryland Humanities, National Endowment for the Arts), Crowdsourcing (GEOLOOM "Add Data" form, GEOLOOM "Artist Data Form," Neighborhood and Community Meeting Submissions, Cultural Participation Index-administer by the Baltimore Neighborhood Indicators Alliance)


Baltimore Office of Promotion & The Arts (BOPA); Harvard Graduate School of Design; Baltimore Development Corporation; National Endowment for the Arts