Mapping the impact of community investment.
The Calvert Foundation collects lots of information on the social and environmental good achieved through its work, which would usually end up in an annual report. With more people using mobile phones to access information, the trend towards open data and the increasing power of geospatial technology, it was time to visualise their success in a new way. Using a Ruby on Rails front end and a CartoDB back end, we developed an online map tool that allows the public to discover the Foundation’s work and share what they learn with their networks.
A strong foundation for exploring impact
Developed on mobile first principles, the website responded to the size of the screen to ensure clear display for all.
Users could find the stories they were most interested in by using the filters or exploring the map.
Users could add context to each story by adding new layers, like % GDP from agriculture or median household income.