Highlighting data viz best practices around the web

Thursday, December 18, 2014

New York City Rat Map

Source: Visualizing.org
Author: Meredith Myers

Click on the map to go to the interactive version.

Best Practices:
  • Using a heat map to show concentrations
  • Using a blue/orange diverging color palette helps 
  • Giving the user the option to choose to see the heat map and/or the markers
  • Placing this on a map allows the user to zoom in on a specific area
  • As you zoom in, the heat map and numbers recalculate
  • Data updates daily!!
Recommended Enhancements:
  • Remove the halos from the markers

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