BCEmissions was created for the Canadian Apps for Climate Action Competition to help British Columbia residents explore the carbon dioxide emission and energy consumption patterns of their hometown,
For each BC town and city the application examines a number of areas; heating and electricity, commute mode, commute distance, housing, land use and green space, solid waste and air quality. The commute distance section for each town uses a Google Map with an interesting radius tool to display the distance that workers commute.
The map for each town displays a number of circles to show the commuting distances travelled. If you mouse over any of the circles the map displays the percentage of citizens who commute that distance to work.