Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Mapping Boston Homicides

It seems rather trite to talk about the design of a homicide map but I like the interaction between the map and the data in this Boston Globe Homicides in Boston map.

Select a located murder on the map and the data table below the map automatically scrolls to display the entry for the selected homicide victim. Next to each victim's name you can select the 'stories' tab to click through and read the Boston Globe reports on the homicide.

The map also includes a neat feature that automatically updates as you zoom and pan the map to show the total number of victims displayed in the current map view.

Other Crime Map Visualizations

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