Tuesday, October 04, 2016

Mapping the Economy

US Metropolitan Economies allows you to compare the size of local economies throughout the United States. Using the map you can can view and compare the GDP of U.S. metropolitan areas and you can also compare the size of different industries in each area.

Using the two drop-down menus you can directly compare how two different industry sectors performed over 13 years (2001-2013). The scaled circles on the map show the percentage that the industry contributed to the GDP of the metropolitan area. If you hover over a circle you can also view the growth trend of the selected industry in the area over the 13 year period.

The map uses a Mapbox basemap with Leaflet.js. The dynamic trend line graph is drawn using the D3.js library.

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