Data Visualization Rising sea levels

Published on June 8th, 2016 | by Joshua New

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Visualizing the Danger of Rising Sea Levels to New York City

Data visualization firm Landscape Metrics has created Advancing Waters, an interactive data visualization mapping the physical damages of rising sea levels in New York City. Advancing Waters uses open data from the U.S. Census Bureau and other federal and municipal sources to illustrate how sea level rise would impact education, transportation, and waste treatment facilities, as well as the total affected population. Users can adjust the potential sea level rise on a sliding scale from zero to five feet to visualize its impact, as well as observe the impact on a specific borough.

Take a look.

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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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