Application Ideas

American Community Finder / Builder

Filter local meetups by various variables within the ACS 5-year data down to the block-group (enabled by zooming into the geographic area).


By mashing these two APIs (, together, community builders can identify groups and leadership/influencers that exist within areas of interest. Hopefully enabling a sort of distributed knowledge management system.


In this example application, it is assumed the community builder is a proponent of ‘Asset Based Community Development’ and is seeking to find groups upon which to build to improve communities that have high rates of poverty.


I welcome any collaborators to make this rough concept better by making it your own.



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Idea No. 154