State and Local Immigration Resource Map (CLINIC)PARTNER: Catholic Legal Immigration Network, Inc. (CLINIC)
PROJECT TYPE: Nonprofit Web Design | Custom development
CLINIC approached us about creating a custom mapping tool to help them present state and local immigration resources in a visual way, with the ability to filter on a variety of issues, content types, and states. There were no tools around that gathered all of this type of information into one place, let alone providing an interface to explore the data.
We built a mapping interface utlizing the Google Maps API and configured their site to allow them to input content, tagging it by issue, content type, and state. The front end interface allows sorting through a control panel at the top or by directly clicking on the map and on Issue icons or Resource types. This allows users to surf through the data in a variety of ways and make connections about what is happening with Immigration at the state and local level.
Update: Thanks for the shout-out, @cliniclegal! (3/13/2012)