Interactive maps are getting more and more popular. Technological advancement opens up new dimensions and it is simply a pleasure to work with it.
New York City Greenhouse Gas Emissions
Jill Hubley is a web developer and living in Brooklyn, New York. She creates visualizations and was a Creative Code Fellow at the Gray Area Foundation for the Arts. Based on two data sources, energy disclosure data from 2014 and Pluto tax lot data, she created an interactive map about the produced greenhouse gas emissions of buildings in New York City. She colored the property depending on the total amount of emissions. Information like owner, year of construction or a subdivision in direct and indirect emissions appear if one moves the mouse over a colored building. In addition, she created a view where the color scale reflects emissions per square foot. It makes comparison easier.
New York City Street Trees by Species
A few months earlier Hubley her interactive map NYC Street Trees by Species to show the distribution of trees in the streets of New York. Surprising 52 different species are recorded. Each species has a different color. The result is a colorful mixture. It is possible to display each tree separately through a provided filter. The map is based on a tree survey from 2005 provided by NYC’s open data portal. Hubley also used CartoDB, leaflet.js and the Free and Open Source Geographic Information System QGIS.