Residential property sales in New York City06/03/2016
This got me thinking—I've been doing a lot of work with New York City real estate data lately, and I really love choropleths; done right they're just such a visually stunning way of communicating geographic information. Maybe I could use this data to build something similar?
And so I have. The geospatial service at my own home institution, CUNY Baruch, had laced together a very similar
dataset out of NYC Geocoded Real
Estate Sales going back to 2003. I translated the UK English housing types to their informative approximate
American equivalents and got cracking.
The geography I used is the highest-resolution geographic breakdown possible (New York City's 2010 census tracts).
The raw visualizations were prepared using the newly released and very highly recommendable
spam.js library (it took hours to
get the data into shape and five minutes to visualize it—wow) and composed using Inkscape.
A panel display of four choropleths makes for a poster-quality visualization that you can hang at home! Take a look: