You may have noticed a couple of changes within our tools in the last few weeks. What is happening to the Engagement Network maps and reports? What exactly is this SparkMap?

The CARES free Map Room (with over 25,000 data layers) and free CHNA Report (over 80 indicators) are now available on sparkmap.org. Next month, we will redirect the Engagement Network Map Room and the CHNA report to SparkMap, so be sure to update your bookmarks!

SparkMap.org is a subscription service that hosts a suite of our best and most useful add-ons. In short, “we heard you!” For years, individuals have asked us to provide access to enhanced tools and data that have been previously only available for organizations. SparkMap Pro and Premium packages allow us to maintain free access to our 25,000 data sets while offering subscribers enhanced features and benefits. From adding your own data to and building customized maps to creating sub-county reports with hundreds of reliable indicators, SparkMap is our way of meeting the needs of individual healthcare consultants, grant writers, business professionals, and community coalitions across the nation.

If you have any questions about the changes or would like to have a conversation with a member of the SparkMap team, feel free to email us at sparkmap@missouri.edu. Thank you and be on the lookout for an official launch coming soon!