Counting New York City street trees06/04/2016
I had a great time at today's Tree Count Data Jam, a National Day of Civic Hacking hackathon put on by BetaNYC, the New York City Parks Department, Civic Hall, and a field of well-involved community sponsors (CartoDB, Microsoft, etc.).
Following up on my success with
spam.js from yesterday, my team put
together another viz using the library, this time with a selector for painting a chloropleth by
selection—using either population density or area—for understanding the distribution throughout the
boroughs of the subject of the day's hacking, the results (still partial, mind) of the 2015 Street Tree Census.
Despite the limited time we had to work on it, the result is nevertheless beautiful. Our team was me, Nayoung
Ahn, Sri Nandula, and Alec Barrett—who handled all of the data munging
Note: this map originally displayed additional information on hover. This feature no longer works, unfortunately.