Visualizing Life Along Broadway
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.