data visualization

Could Center City Homes be Driving Millennials Out?

August 18, 2017 / Comments Off on Could Center City Homes be Driving Millennials Out?

If you enjoy reading about the real estate market, there is one topic that is unavoidable—millennials. Every month there seems to be a new question about this generation and how they’re affecting one part of the economy or another. Will they ever buy houses, move to the suburbs or have kids? In recent times, Philadelphia […]

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Cheers to Beers! Breaking Down the Concept of Economic Impact with a Beer (or two)

August 4, 2017 / Comments Off on Cheers to Beers! Breaking Down the Concept of Economic Impact with a Beer (or two)

It feels like almost every month this year, a new brewery has opened in Philadelphia; add in the new distilleries and cideries and it’s close to true. Of the twenty breweries/brewpubs[1] in Philadelphia, eight opened in 2017, with three others planning an opening later in the year.[2] Philly beer drinkers have much to cheers about with […]

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Visualizing Travel Flows in Greater Philadelphia Region Using DVRPC Household Travel Survey Data

July 28, 2017 / Comments Off on Visualizing Travel Flows in Greater Philadelphia Region Using DVRPC Household Travel Survey Data

For this week’s post I’ve used the 2012-2013 Household Travel Survey which is conducted by Delaware Valley Regional Planning Commission (DVRPC) to create maps that visualize travel patterns in the Greater Philadelphia region. DVRPC, in its nine-county planning area, covers the counties of Bucks, Chester, Delaware, Montgomery, and Philadelphia in Southeastern Pennsylvania; along with Burlington, […]

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Mapping the Results of the 2017 Primary Election

May 17, 2017 / Comments Off on Mapping the Results of the 2017 Primary Election

ESI Director Jonathan Tannen simulated his predictions for the outcomes of the 2017 Philadelphia Primary Election in Present Value last week. Now the results are in. Below are the maps Jonathan generated once the votes were tallied. Thank you to those who joined us the night of the election, both live and in the Twittersphere! At […]

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Step By Step: A Guide on How ESI Uses CARTO

April 17, 2017 / Comments Off on Step By Step: A Guide on How ESI Uses CARTO

The two first posts in our Step-by-Step series demonstrated how ESI uses R for data manipulation and graphing and ESRI to map the economics and demographics of a select geographic area. This third installment will show you how we use CARTO, a GIS and web mapping tool.  Mapping with CARTO Builder Digital mapping is a powerful medium that can quickly […]

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Mapping Banking Data

April 5, 2017 / Comments Off on Mapping Banking Data

Demonstrating the Banking Industry’s Affects on Communities ESI Senior Vice President Lee Huang’s op-ed, How Neighborhoods Could Lose if Trump Succeeds in Rolling Back Bank Reforms, published in Next City demonstrates how reduced access to data could be detrimental to communities across the nation. He makes the case for the transparency and accountability derived from Dodd-Frank as […]

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