Saturday, July 16, 2011

Chicago Now & Then on Google Maps


The Chicago Tribune is the latest newspaper to map the 2010 census. The New York Times, The Washington Post, The LA Times and The Texas Tribune have all also created Google Maps of the 2010 U.S. census.

The Chicago Tribune, however, has taken a different approach in its visualisation of the census data. The newspaper's census application uses two Google Maps side-by-side, one showing the population by race in the 2010 census and the other showing the population by race in the 2000 census.

Users can click on any ward in the city to view a breakdown of the ward's census blocks by race. When you click on a ward a breakdown of the population by race is displayed in the map sidebar, allowing you to compare the ward's composition now with how it was composed in 2000.

The Chicago Tribune: Reshaping Chicago

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