Data Visualization Justice Map

Published on August 27th, 2014 | by Travis Korte

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Race and Income in America, More Granular Than Ever

Justice Map is an online visualization tool that lets users map race and income data at the neighborhood, county, state, or federal levels. The tool, sponsored by the Sunlight Foundation and energy activism nonprofit the Energy Justice Network, is the most granular tool of its kind. Its creator hopes it will help journalists and activists create maps for publication and advocacy, and help map designers incorporate race and income layers into their maps for other purposes. The data comes from the 2010 Census and the 2007-2011 American Community Survey.

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About the Author

Travis Korte is a research analyst at the Center for Data Innovation specializing in data science applications and open data. He has a background in journalism, computer science and statistics. Prior to joining the Center for Data Innovation, he launched the Science vertical of The Huffington Post and served as its Associate Editor, covering a wide range of science and technology topics. He has worked on data science projects with HuffPost and other organizations. Before this, he graduated with highest honors from the University of California, Berkeley, having studied critical theory and completed coursework in computer science and economics. His research interests are in computational social science and using data to engage with complex social systems. You can follow him on Twitter @traviskorte.



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