innovation demo the environment

ABOUT this demo

The demo above was created with Microsoft PowerMap®, an application that works with Excel® to plot geographic and temporal data visually when analyzing environmental trends. To understand examples of environmental data points in a resource we developed, click below to download our fact sheet.       

View our Fact sheet explaining environmental data points


Microsoft Power Map® is a 3D data visualization tool for Excel that provides an immersive experience for making discoveries with data that might never be seen in traditional 2D tables and charts. Click on the link below to download and use Microsoft PowerMap®.   

View a Quick Microsoft Power Map Tutorial & Download the Software Free

access TRaining resources

To take a free online course that teaches you how to use data to create visualizations using Microsoft Excel®, click on the edX® logo.  EdX® offers free online classes from the world's best universities including MIT, Harvard, U.C. Berkeley, and others.

stories from environmental innovators

innovators in government

Read our August Profile in Civic Innovation featuring Mark Kim, CFO of the DC Water Authority and the innovation he introduced when leading his team in a $2.6 billion Clean Rivers project that will improve water quality for over 2 million residents in DC and its surrounding regions for 100 years. 

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innovators in academia

Leading earth and environment professor Suchi Potal, from Boston University, integrates the power of maps into a variety of disciplines, to draw and derive strategic insights. We invite you to read her story. 

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innovative citizens

The MIT Clean Earth Hackathon brought the MIT and non-MIT communities together to focus on environmental challenges. Citizens converged on campus to meet, share, and brainstorm new opportunities for industry that can be put to use immediately, and we invite you to learn about the environmental innovations uncovered at this event. 

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