[School-of-data] Take a ride on the Inequality Subway

Eldan Goldenberg eldang at gmail.com
Thu Apr 18 21:30:23 UTC 2013

The Spatial Analysis blog did a tube map of life expectancy in London: http://spatialanalysis.co.uk/2012/07/lives-on-the-line/

but I have some concerns about the data they based it on: http://eldan.co.uk/2012/07/life-expectancies-across-london/

and to some extent those issues will apply generally to attempts at mapping public health or crime statistics for really small areas.  Income, wealth and education are a bit safer to use because there will be a number for every individual or household so the sample sizes don't end up as tiny.

Eldan Goldenberg
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On Apr 18, 2013, at 2:11 PM, Anders Pedersen wrote:

> Hi all,
> (sorry for cross posting)
> The New Yorker just ran a simple visualisation of inequality along the
> subway lines of New York city:
> http://www.newyorker.com/sandbox/business/subway.html
> The visualisation is based on data from US Census for areas of each
> subway station.
> I'm quite sure that many other data journalists have already done
> identical experiments on both inequality and other topics like:
> - public health
> - crime
> - education
> I'd be interested to hear if any of you have examples to share?
> Anders
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