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Every Sign in Chicago

The name says it all. I spent summer 2013 doing part-time work for a media firm that buys outdoor advertising. In preparation for a deal in Chicago, they asked me to prepare a map of every sign in Chicago.

I got data from a number of sources. Some of there were low-hanging fruit: A few small companies with outdoor media detailed each sign on their website. Other companies were willing to share sign lists.

I was able to extract other information from public records, scraping various websites where outdoor media companies look for advertisers, and there was even some Google Street Map involved.

 
 
 
 

 
 
 

Race & Public Health in Manhattan: For Melika

 
 
 
 

 
 

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.

 
 
 

 
 
 

SNAP Benefits by State

Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program Benefits by State, 2009-2013. Data from USDA Food and Nutrition Service. Made with ArcGIS.

 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
 

Density of Global Administrative Boundaries