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Nov 19, 2013 12:35 PM
Interesting Visualization Of ACS Migration Data
While not GIS, I found this chart to be a very interesting visualization of migration data from the 2012 ACS and did not know where else to post the link:
If you mouse over the name of a state the graphic changes to display just flows in and out of that state. Only flows over 10,000 people are shown.
There is a short article in The Atlantic about this effort:
Perhaps this group could cover not just GIS but any visualization of ACS data.
Nov 19, 2013 2:46 PM
I agree. It is a very effective presentation. I would love to know how it was done.
Nov 19, 2013 3:22 PM
I was at the ESRI UC and saw a presentation where the Census showed their Census Flows Mapper: flowsmapper.geo.census.gov
This allows you to graphically look at migration patterns at the county level. I remember them talking about creating some API's and allowing developers to more easily use the data.
In any case, the state to state visualization is very nice.
Nov 20, 2013 12:56 PM
that allows you to create really powerful interactive data visuals. It was created by Michael Bostock who is currently at the New York Times graphics desk. A lot of those really cool New York Times interactive graphics you’re probably familiar with were created with D3.js. The library is open source and there is a strong developer community."
Jan 8, 2014 3:09 PM
Mike's personal website is at:
. You can find examples that he's posted in Gists (github), which you can fork into your own repo. He's also the maintainer of
, which is a github code viewer. Good luck.