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 http://geographer-at-large.blogspot.com/2011/10/map-of-week-10-31-2011-zombie-map.html), 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 http://geographer-at-large.blogspot.com/2011/10/hexbins.html), 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!