Friday, October 30, 2015

Death Map New York

Death Map NYC is a a map of homicides and motor vehicle related deaths in New York over the last two years. Homicides on the map are indicated by the skull markers with the glock pistols, other deaths are represented by a skull icon on its own.

The map uses a nice polygon masking effect to show only New York on the map. However, as the map's creator acknowledges, the map does have a problem in displaying the large number of markers. Marker clustering could have been used to handle the large number of markers more efficiently.

The map could also benefit from an option to filter the data on the map. It would be nice to be able to just view the homicides on the map or view only the motor vehicle related deaths. It would also be useful to be able to filter the results shown by month.

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