Center for Applied Research and Engagement Systems

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Connecting Communities to Data

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CARES

We are a small and adventurous group of geographic information specialists, programmers, and data nerds. We love making maps, developing new data visualizations, and helping individuals and organizations figure out ways to do their work better. While many of our current projects are focused on health, over the past 25+ years we’ve been collecting, analyzing, and visualizing data related to the environment, agriculture, safety, education, and the economy. Most importantly, we appreciate and understand the challenges and opportunities related to data collection and analysis in rural America. We like partnering with like-minded organizations, building tools, and finding data that supports positive community and regional change. Oh – and we also like coffee and Mexican food. A lot.