Published on June 8th, 2016 | by Joshua New0
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.