Real estate company Trulia has created a series of heat maps illustrating the density of noise complaints for major cities. The visualizations use five years worth of data from city police departments, some of which is detailed enough for Trulia to map specific types of noise complaints, such as complaints about barking dogs and ice cream trucks in New York City. Trulia created the visualizations to better understand how noise levels might disproportionately affect different communities, which could influence where a person decides to buy or rent a home.
Visualizing Where Cities Are Too Loud
Joshua New is 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. Follow Joshua on Twitter @Josh_A_New.
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