Ever wonder when the retail row at the heart of your neighborhood was built? Or when crooks are most likely to bust into cars?
A pair of data visualizations put together by a Portland programmer offer a vibrant and striking way of answering either question in a glance.
Justin Palmer works for the tech company +GitHub
but in his free time he puts together experimental data projects. This kind of “civic hacking,” taking big databases of public data and mapping it is getting more popular online. And with good reason: looking at data can often lead to new ways of perceiving the world around you.
READ and see the map:http://ORne.ws/130DaLx