A team of artists has developed an interactive data visualization that incorporates a wide variety of datasets to gain a better understanding of life along New York City’s Broadway. The team divided up 13.5 miles of Broadway into 30 by 100 meter intervals and then mapped each interval with data from Instagram, Twitter, Foursquare check-ins, taxi activity, Google Street View images, and the U.S. Census Bureau. The visualization lets users examine the relationship between each interval’s average household income, social media activity, and taxi pick-up and drop-off points. The data visualization is currently on display at the Public Eye exhibition at the New York Public Library.
Visualizing Life Along Broadway
Joshua New was a senior 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.
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