Monday, October 31, 2011

Rats in NYC! (Happy Hallowe’en Part 2)

311 Service Requests From 2010-Present Where Complaint Type is Rodent, by Gretchen Culp

Keeping with our macabre Hallowe’en theme for the day (see Zombie Map! at, here we have a wonderful example of a Hexbin method map, created by Gretchen Culp, cartographer extraordinaire and ace doctoral student.  She decided to try out the Hexbin method discussed in my blog posting from a couple of days ago (at, and created this terrific (and terrifying!) map of rodent complaints in NYC.  I love the way the legend is done!  This is a really nice map.  Even if there is an alarming number of rodent complaints in many areas.  UGH!  RATS!  

1 comment:

  1. I have to admit that i wasn't really sold on the hexbin thing until i saw this map. Very well done.