Thursday, May 12, 2016

European Rent Maps

Rentswatch, by journalism++, is a new online database monitoring the cost of renting apartments in cities across Europe. As part of its service rentswatch provides interactive maps showing the average rental prices in 14 European cities, including Paris, Berlin and Rome.

Each of the city maps includes a heat map layer showing which areas have the highest and lowest average rents. You can mouse-over any area on the map to view the average rental cost per square meter and the median flat size. The map sidebar also provides a list of the most expensive neighborhoods for renting in the city.

If you want to know more about how the map was made then you can read this Making a map of all the rents in Europe blog post. The post includes information on how Rentswatch created their own data map tiles with links to the code on GitHub.

Rentswatch has also released an API which allows developers to access the rent price database.
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