Data Vizualization

One of the most powerful aspects of GIS is the ability visualize data and see spatial patterns.  Many of the maps made by Unit members have been published in peer reviewed journals. To the left is a map of neighborhood walkability in New York City measured using the Neighborhood Walkability Index calculated at the Census block level. The BEH group published the map, Neighborhood Physical Disorder in NYC, in the Journal of Maps.  Animations can also be made using JAVA and the MAPBOX and CartoDB web GIS tool kits.