Friday, November 21, 2014
Crap on a Map
Apparently people defecating on the streets is a thing in San Francisco. At least it is a big enough problem for Jennifer Wong to think it warrants its own interactive map.
Jennifer has used San Francisco Department of Public Works data of sidewalk cleanings for 'human waste or urine' to create the (Human) Wasteland map. The map includes a steaming pile of heat-map view of human waste in San Francisco, which just might help you avoid wading through human excrement on your next trip around town.
The map makes use of the Google Maps Styled Maps feature to provide a context appropriate colored base map. The same 'appropriate' colors are used in the heat map layer. If you want you can filter the crap on the map by month and search the map by address.