How do I know the source of the data?

This article will help to answer frequently asked questions such as: 

  • How do I know the source of the data?
  • Where does your data come from? 
  • What are the sources of data?
  • What datasets did your indicators come from?

Sections in this article:

  1. In The Map Room
  2. In a Community Indicator Report

In The Map Room

Community Commons pulls data from a variety of resources. On the map, you can view the source of the data indicator by clicking the small blue i next to the indicator description in the Map Layers window. 


Clicking this icon brings up a new window with information about the indicator source. 



In a Community Indicator Report

The source of the data is available in the citation section of every data card. 

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