Data Sources

Tree Equity Score

Priority Index
Indicator Source Source Dataset
Percent in Poverty (pop. with income less than 200% of federal poverty level) U.S. Census Bureau American Community Survey 2014-2018 Block Group Table C17002
Percent People of Color (all people who are not white non-hispanic) U.S. Census Bureau American Community Survey 2014-2018 Block Group Table B03002
Unemployment Rate U.S. Census Bureau American Community Survey 2014-2018 Block Group Table B23025
Seniors (Age 65+) U.S. Census Bureau American Community Survey 2014-2018 Block Group Table B01001
Children (Age 0 -17) U.S. Census Bureau American Community Survey 2014-2018 Block Group Table B01001
Urban heat island and surface temperature USGS Earth Explorer USGS Landsat 8 imagery, thermal bands
Tree Canopy Cover Goal
Indicator Source Source Dataset
Population density U.S. Census Bureau American Community Survey 2014-2018 Block Group Table B01001
Rhode Island: Tree canopy & land cover (0.5 meter) University of Vermont Spatial Analysis Lab & Pictometry Corporation Eagleview 2018 Lidar
Bay Area: Tree canopy (60 cm) US Forest Service, EarthDefine 2018 Statewide Urban Tree Canopy (LiDAR, NAIP)
Maricopa County: Tree canopy (30 meter) National Landcover Database (NLCD) 2016 Tree Canopy Cover

Tree Equity Score Analyzer - Rhode Island

Land Cover
Indicator Source Source Dataset
Tree Canopy University of Vermont Spatial Analysis Lab & Pictometry Corporation Eagleview 2018 Lidar
Bare Earth / Soil University of Vermont Spatial Analysis Lab & Pictometry Corporation Eagleview 2018 Lidar
Grass / Shrub University of Vermont Spatial Analysis Lab & Pictometry Corporation Eagleview 2018 Lidar
Buildings University of Vermont Spatial Analysis Lab & Pictometry Corporation Eagleview 2018 Lidar
Roads / railroads University of Vermont Spatial Analysis Lab & Pictometry Corporation Eagleview 2018 Lidar
Other Paved University of Vermont Spatial Analysis Lab & Pictometry Corporation Eagleview 2018 Lidar
Boundaries
Indicator Source Source Datasets
Municipalities Rhode Island Geographic Information System Municipalities (1997)
Parcels CoreLogic Parcels by county
State boundaries Rhode Island Geographic Information System Fixed (with some flexibility)
Census Block Groups U.S. Census Bureau Tiger Line Block Groups
Watersheds Rhode Island Geographic Information System Watershed Boundary Dataset - HUC 12
Health Equity Zones Rhode Island Department of Health HEZBoundaries
Floodplains Rhode Island Geographic Information System FEMA Designated Flood Zones
Zip codes Rhode Island Geographic Information System Zip Code Tabulation Areas
Health
Indicator Source Source Dataset
Asthma Rhode Island Department of Health Zip-code hospitalizations and emergency room visits, 2018
Mental health Rhode Island Department of Health Zip-code hospitalizations and emergency room visits, 2018
Heart disease Rhode Island Department of Health Zip-code hospitalizations and emergency room visits, 2018
Respiratory disease Rhode Island Department of Health Zip-code hospitalizations and emergency room visits, 2018
Diabetes Rhode Island Department of Health Zip-code hospitalizations and emergency room visits, 2018
Hospital Visits Rhode Island Department of Health Zip-code hospitalizations and emergency room visits, 2018