Visualizing San Francisco’s Urban Growth With Open Data
A new online map using data streams from the city, charts the last decade of growth and the change in neighborhoods that the growth brought with it, from parks to public safety.
This week, San Francisco announced that it is expanding its DataSF repository of open city data to include private data sources. It’s a big deal, but endless streams of data are useless without entrepreneurs, private companies, and civic-minded citizens to do something with all the information. Cloud mapping company Esri collaborated with the city to create the San Francisco Urban Revitalization Map, an animated map that tracks urban growth over the past 12 years using open data sources. The result is a visualization of the city’s explosive growth, and how it has affected different neighborhoods.