As far as I am concerned, today is the first day of Spring in Milwaukee.

As far as I am concerned, today is the first day of Spring in Milwaukee.

Seth Kadish, blogging at Vizual Statistix, has a great data visualization comparing the orientation and congruity of various U.S. metropolitan street grids.


  The plots reveal some stark trends. Most of the counties considered do conform to a grid pattern. This is particularly pronounced with
  Chicago, even though much of Cook County is suburban. Denver,
  Jacksonville, Houston, and Washington, D.C., also have dominant grid
  patterns that are oriented in the cardinal directions. 
  …
  Downtown Boston has some
  gridded streets, but the suburban grids are differently aligned,
  dampening the expression of a single grid on the rose diagram.
  Finally, the minimal geographic extents of the grids in Charlotte and
  Honolulu are completely overwhelmed by the winding roads of the
  suburbs, resulting in plots that show only slight favoritism for
  certain street orientations.


And then he does the same for some European metros:

Nice.

Seth Kadish, blogging at Vizual Statistix, has a great data visualization comparing the orientation and congruity of various U.S. metropolitan street grids.

The plots reveal some stark trends. Most of the counties considered do conform to a grid pattern. This is particularly pronounced with Chicago, even though much of Cook County is suburban. Denver, Jacksonville, Houston, and Washington, D.C., also have dominant grid patterns that are oriented in the cardinal directions. … Downtown Boston has some gridded streets, but the suburban grids are differently aligned, dampening the expression of a single grid on the rose diagram. Finally, the minimal geographic extents of the grids in Charlotte and Honolulu are completely overwhelmed by the winding roads of the suburbs, resulting in plots that show only slight favoritism for certain street orientations.

And then he does the same for some European metros:

Nice.

Source: biglakedata.com
theatlanticcities:

Why it’s a big deal that half of the Great Lakes are still covered in ice.



Would be more intuitive to the the user if the “median ice concentration” variable was scaled from gray to white instead of gray to black.

theatlanticcities:

Why it’s a big deal that half of the Great Lakes are still covered in ice.

Would be more intuitive to the the user if the “median ice concentration” variable was scaled from gray to white instead of gray to black.

Source: theatlanticcities
mapsontheweb:

Map of area affected by the Peshtigo Fire - Occurred the same day as the Great Chicago Fire, but killed at least 5 times as many people.
rderekp:


Here’s the Wikipedia page about it. Most people outside of Wisconsin have never heard of this fire, but more people died in it than any other fire in US History.

mapsontheweb:

Map of area affected by the Peshtigo Fire - Occurred the same day as the Great Chicago Fire, but killed at least 5 times as many people.

rderekp:

Here’s the Wikipedia page about it. Most people outside of Wisconsin have never heard of this fire, but more people died in it than any other fire in US History.

Source: mapsontheweb
milwaukier-than-thou:

kenkofoto:

I’m directing a commercial where a whole city is painted red. I shot a red painted building today to see how it actually looks (left). Then I made a grayscale version and re-colored it to see if I could use this method to change everything to red (right). Looks like it will work!

bragger

Sidewalks red too? milwaukier-than-thou:

kenkofoto:

I’m directing a commercial where a whole city is painted red. I shot a red painted building today to see how it actually looks (left). Then I made a grayscale version and re-colored it to see if I could use this method to change everything to red (right). Looks like it will work!

bragger

Sidewalks red too?

milwaukier-than-thou:

kenkofoto:

I’m directing a commercial where a whole city is painted red. I shot a red painted building today to see how it actually looks (left). Then I made a grayscale version and re-colored it to see if I could use this method to change everything to red (right). Looks like it will work!

bragger

Sidewalks red too?

Source: kenkofoto
A data scientist that says ‘Tell me what to do’ isn’t a data scientist. He will be a data analyst, at most. Someone who calls himself a scientist must be guided always by questions, not answers. He must be able to make questions by himself. Even if someone else tells him what to do, he should question it, think about other solutions and even more questions that could give insights that weren’t even demanded. Otherwise, he can’t call himself data scientist, but data something else. That’s the beauty of this profession. Maths require both hemispheres, it demands logic and creativity. Otherwise, you are condemned to be substituted by an algorithm sooner or later.
Source: tofias
vizual-statistix:

These maps show the geographic distribution of class A, B, and C IP addresses. The left-hand maps show point locations, while those on the right display kernel densities.  Because points can be co-located, some high-density locations only appear on the kernel density maps. 
There are some interesting differences between the maps, particularly in Brazil, Australia, and parts of Western Europe. There is also a bright yellow spot on the kernel density maps just northwest of Lake Bakal in Russia. At that location, tens of thousands of IP addresses are all located at a very specific latitude/longitude.
Data source: http://dev.maxmind.com/geoip/geoip2/geolite2/

vizual-statistix:

These maps show the geographic distribution of class A, B, and C IP addresses. The left-hand maps show point locations, while those on the right display kernel densities.  Because points can be co-located, some high-density locations only appear on the kernel density maps. 

There are some interesting differences between the maps, particularly in Brazil, Australia, and parts of Western Europe. There is also a bright yellow spot on the kernel density maps just northwest of Lake Bakal in Russia. At that location, tens of thousands of IP addresses are all located at a very specific latitude/longitude.

Data source: http://dev.maxmind.com/geoip/geoip2/geolite2/

Source: vizual-statistix
thewaxwingmilwaukee:

Need something for the guy in your life? Check out these cuff links & tie clips from Dynamo! Shop’s open 11-7 today #thewaxwing #locallymade #milwaukee #dynamoduo #cufflinks

Sweet gear and mustache cuff links. Milwaukee style.

thewaxwingmilwaukee:

Need something for the guy in your life? Check out these cuff links & tie clips from Dynamo! Shop’s open 11-7 today #thewaxwing #locallymade #milwaukee #dynamoduo #cufflinks

Sweet gear and mustache cuff links. Milwaukee style.

Source: thewaxwingmilwaukee
mke-ephemera:

'Milwaukee Machine Tools - Let's Keep it Here!' ad - 1945
Milwaukee, Wisconsin

A legacy that still endures. More so than beer.

mke-ephemera:

'Milwaukee Machine Tools - Let's Keep it Here!' ad - 1945

Milwaukee, Wisconsin

A legacy that still endures. More so than beer.

Source: mke-ephemera
7.5% of Wisconsin uses ”an unsupported operating system to access the Internet.” This says a lot about Wisconsin. IMHO, it’s a good indicator of the cultural challenge we face in growing high tech sectors. Just compare to Minnesota - at 5.45%. Enough said.
mapsontheweb:

Windows XP usage in USA

7.5% of Wisconsin uses ”an unsupported operating system to access the Internet.” This says a lot about Wisconsin. IMHO, it’s a good indicator of the cultural challenge we face in growing high tech sectors. Just compare to Minnesota - at 5.45%. Enough said.

mapsontheweb:

Windows XP usage in USA

Source: webpagefx.com
Wisconsin’s largest metros are surprisingly dense
New Smart Growth America report determines that Milwaukee and Madison top the charts in terms of density and work-home connections.
Milwaukee is one of the most “compact and connected” large metros in the U.S
Madison is the most “compact and connected” medium-sized metro.
(h/t The Dish) Wisconsin’s largest metros are surprisingly dense
New Smart Growth America report determines that Milwaukee and Madison top the charts in terms of density and work-home connections.
Milwaukee is one of the most “compact and connected” large metros in the U.S
Madison is the most “compact and connected” medium-sized metro.
(h/t The Dish)

Wisconsin’s largest metros are surprisingly dense

New Smart Growth America report determines that Milwaukee and Madison top the charts in terms of density and work-home connections.

  • Milwaukee is one of the most “compact and connected” large metros in the U.S
  • Madison is the most “compact and connected” medium-sized metro.

(h/t The Dish)

A Rustbelt Makeover
Here’s some of your rough government data, Milwaukee. With a new cut and polish, you really shine.

This interactive map is built from a simple data series: the ages of 139,931 residential buildings in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. The building data, maintained by the City of Milwaukee as part of a larger property database, has been hidden in plain sight for years.
Using only the age of a building plus the shape of the property that it sits upon, this map invites you to explore a city in a new way. Even a casual user can find quick insight in the data – perhaps noting new infill development in Milwaukee’s core (an indicator of urban renewal?). 
Or, seeing how past housing booms still shape the nature and distribution of the City’s existing housing stock.

Explore the patterns on your own block – click here for the complete, zoomable map. Learn more about the map’s data and inspiration here.

A Rustbelt Makeover

Here’s some of your rough government data, Milwaukee. With a new cut and polish, you really shine.

This interactive map is built from a simple data series: the ages of 139,931 residential buildings in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. The building data, maintained by the City of Milwaukee as part of a larger property database, has been hidden in plain sight for years.

Using only the age of a building plus the shape of the property that it sits upon, this map invites you to explore a city in a new way. Even a casual user can find quick insight in the data – perhaps noting new infill development in Milwaukee’s core (an indicator of urban renewal?). 

Or, seeing how past housing booms still shape the nature and distribution of the City’s existing housing stock.

Explore the patterns on your own block – click here for the complete, zoomable map. Learn more about the map’s data and inspiration here.

Source: biglakedata.com
wisconsinforward:

On, Wisconsin.

wisconsinforward:

On, Wisconsin.

Source: wisconsinforward
It’s surprising to see that Milwaukee and Madison are very similar in terms of venture capital investment on a per capita bases. And, they actually “out-perform” the Twin Cities and Chicago metros by this measure.
This map is from the Martin Prosperity Institute and Richard Florida’s recent report on venture capital investment trends. An interesting read.

It’s surprising to see that Milwaukee and Madison are very similar in terms of venture capital investment on a per capita bases. And, they actually “out-perform” the Twin Cities and Chicago metros by this measure.

This map is from the Martin Prosperity Institute and Richard Florida’s recent report on venture capital investment trends. An interesting read.

Source: martinprosperity.org
theatlanticcities:


There are many ways to contextualize America’s growing economic and racial inequality: through the growth of new tech hubs in old industrial cities, the cost burden of inadequate transit access, or simply by comparing the lowest and highest earners in each region.
In the case of Chicago, this series of maps, which show the disappearing middle class since 1970, may be the most striking and easy-to-process yet.

-40 Years of Chicago’s Rising Inequality, in One GIF

theatlanticcities:

There are many ways to contextualize America’s growing economic and racial inequality: through the growth of new tech hubs in old industrial cities, the cost burden of inadequate transit access, or simply by comparing the lowest and highest earners in each region.

In the case of Chicago, this series of maps, which show the disappearing middle class since 1970, may be the most striking and easy-to-process yet.

-40 Years of Chicago’s Rising Inequality, in One GIF

Source: theatlanticcities