Data Visualization Netherlands Buildings

Published on January 7th, 2015 | by Joshua New


All 9,866,539 Buildings in the Netherlands Visualized by Age

Bert Spaan of the Waag Society, an Institute for Art, Science, and Technology in Amsterdam, created a map of the Netherlands that visualizes all of the country’s nearly 10 million buildings by age. By using data taken from CitySDK, a toolkit co-funded by the European Union for developing application programming interfaces for cities, Spaan created an interactive, color-coded visualization of the Netherlands that lets users zero in on any of the 9,866,539 buildings in the country. The Waag Society is devoted to developing creative technology for social innovation.

Take a look.

About the Author

Joshua New is a policy analyst at the Center for Data Innovation. He has a background in government affairs, policy, and communication. Prior to joining the Center for Data Innovation, Joshua graduated from American University with degrees in C.L.E.G. (Communication, Legal Institutions, Economics, and Government) and Public Communication. His research focuses on methods of promoting innovative and emerging technologies as a means of improving the economy and quality of life. Follow Joshua on Twitter @Josh_A_New.

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