Some Featured Mappy Projects
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San Francisco Street Tree Census
An interactive map of every tree in San Francisco with genus, species, legal status, unique ID, official caretaker (if any), plant date, and plot size. Made with SF open data & Mapbox.
Democratic Backslide in Hungary
Exploring the causes of democratic backslide in Hungary (adopted from my Barnard Political Science capstone). Contains maps of 2006 and 2010 election results by districts, made with AcGIS.
SNAP Benefits by State
Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program Benefits by State, 2009-2013. Data from USDA Food and Nutrition Service. Made with ArcGIS.
Walmart and the Minimum Wage
Every Walmart in the USA, displayed over states by minimum wage as of 2013.
Playing with D3: A Major Course History Map
A map of my major and minor course history at BC/CU.
Columbia undergraduate courses range in level from 1000-4000.
Barnard courses are black, Columbia courses are blue-grey.
The Value of an NYC Public Speaking Class (EXTERNAL)
Mapping Jersey City Heights
This post will show you how you can generate building footprints for your city using OpenStreetMap and JOSM, how you can classify those shapefiles by landuse using open source QGIS software, and how to use the qgis2web tool to produce a responsive webmap of your city's buildings without writing any code.
Tutorial: What NYC Owns in NYC
A tutorial of how to extract a shapefile of city-owned properties in NYC from MapPLUTO data using ArcGIS.
Making a Calendar out of Cahill's Projection System
A 2015 calendar inspired by the Cahill-Keyes projection system.
Sexual Health in Harlem (RiSE)
A spatial study of sexual health in Harlem conducted in 2012 for Barnard/Columbia Design for America's RiSE (Reinventing Sexual Health) Team. Made with ArcGIS.
OppSites Custom Map Style
Made with Mapbox Studio for OppSites. See it live.
Congressional Personal Finance Disclosure: Senator Wealth
Data from Congressional Personal Finance Disclosure from the FEC.
FIFA Map 2014
A map of Sarah's FIFA 2014 World Cup group winner picks. Made with D3.js.
USA Earthquake Hazards
Earthquake hazard regions across the US.
One Size Does Not Fit All Data Science
Paper coauthored with Alex Albright, exploring how mainstream data scientists are (and, spoiler, are not) equipped to contribute to social good projects. Presented at 2015 Data for Good Exchange (D4GX) hosted by Bloomberg, and also at the 2015 Strata + Hadoop World Conference.
Damage Done to Manhattan Streets in a Year
Timelapse map of one year of damage to NYC streets. Made with NYC open data and ArcMap.
Urban Surveillance: NYC Domain Awareness System
An exploration of the Domain Awareness System in NYC (adopted from my Barnard Urban Studies thesis). Maps produced with ArcGIS.
Power Infrastructure in Africa
Maps produced for Aid, Politics and Violence in Africa course at Barnard, taught by Severine Autesserre.
North Pole Sea Ice Extents Changes 1979-2013
Extent of sea ice around North America, from 1979 through 2013. All measurements taken in June. Data from the National Snow & Ice Data Center.
Executions by State
Every state by executions since 1976, with executions in 2013. Data from the Death Penalty Information Center.
All Outdoor Advertising in NYC
A culled dataset of all NYC outdoor advertising, available for download. Data displayed over NYC Average Annual Daily Traffic.
A composite map of the cities in lived in: Jersey City, Hoboken, New York City, & San Francisco. Made with open data from each city & ArcGIS.
Every Sign in Chicago
A map of every piece of outdoor advertising media in Chicago, as of summer 2013. Dataset compiled from outdoor media agencies. Made with ArcGIS.
A series of maps of NYC using NYC open data. Includes maps of building ages, sizes, and heights, wifi hotspots, street types, traffic counts, and elevation.