How to Make a Map
Maps are great for telling your story. Use this guide to help you make a stunning map with SparkMap! The Map Room is a place to interact with thousands of mapped data sets. Search and load information from a broad library of data sets, explore the maps, and share with others.
How to Use the Mask Tool
Learn how to highlight or mask specific geographies that can then be shared, or put into a presentation.
How to Use the Draw Graphics Tool
Add points, radius, line segments and other various graphics directly onto your map. Change the colors and make edits to highlight specific areas you want to show others.
How to Use the Select Data Tool
Select an area on your map by rectangle, polygon, lasso or radius. Not only will you see the areas highlighted on the map but you can download the tabular data from the area you've selected.
How to Use the Query Tool
Query within specific data layers to find exactly what you're looking for. You can also view the query criteria in tabular format to download for outside use.
How to Create a Community Assessment
SparkMap uses location-specific data to create maps, assessments, and reports that are used by businesses, nonprofits, governments, health, researchers, and communities to inform and transform their work. Get started!