June 6, 2018, by Erik Larson

Custom Areas: Data At Any Level

How our clients are using eImpact V2 to set their own boundaries on data.

Many of the most important geographical areas in our world are shaped in odd ways. Legislative districts may be the best example as they are not only strangely shaped, but they change a lot. Other common examples include TIF Districts within a city, or a labor shed area defined by commute patterns.

With eImpact V2 you can do the work of trained data analysts with the click of a button, quantifying any data for whatever geographical shape you need. Our technology is based on machine learning/AI to generate accurate data estimations for any area.

Below are a few real-world use cases of how we've help out clients succeed.

Data For Custom Areas

3 Examples

1. Legislative Districts

Great for industry groups and their lobbyists

Many of our association clients use the custom area feature to generate legislative district reports on the fly. Preparing for meetings with legislators is where this really fits in to their day-to-day. Previous workflows to produce similar reports typically involved outside consultants, a multi-week process, and high costs. eImpact makes this all happen with a click of a button, while you wait (advocacy professionals are generally on the run :)

Watch a district report generated on the fly:

2. TIF Districts

Great for economic developers and cities

What is really happening in specific areas of the city? Are TIF Districts producing the expected levels of revenues, new jobs and uplift in quality of life? Our city clients love that eImpact gives them accurate reports they can present to City Council and share with the public at-large.

Watch a TIF district report generated on the fly:

3. Commercial Corridors

Great for regional planners

Commercial corridors are tricky – neatly packaged datasets for these oddly shaped, often times multi-county areas don't exist. To make smart decisions planners not only accurate data, but a way to package it and present it to stakeholders.

Watch a TIF district report generated on the fly:

Setting data boundaries the way you need them lets you tell the whole story. With the right data to support your narrative, you can influence important conversations and help people make decisions based on valid, defensible information.

Want to see more?

We can set up an example report for you based on real data. A quick call is all we need to get started.