Pittsburgh’s Diversity Index, 2016

11 Oct


Public Source recently published an article based off of Pittsburgh’s diversity index, or the chances that if you pick two random people from a neighborhood, that they would be of a different racial background.

Pittsburgh’s most diverse neighborhoods include, Marshall-Shadeland, Friendship, and Sheraden, while the least diverse include Bon Air, Regent Square, and Duquesne Heights.

Head over to Public Source for the rundown, as well as interviews with residents.

Allegheny County Bicycle Crash Data, 2010-2015

29 Sep


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The Western Pennsylvania Regional Data Center (WPRDC) released all of Allegheny County’s Crash Data going back to 2004.

The idea is that data nerds can play with the data and see what they find.

Above is a crash map of every bicycle crash in the dataset.

Click here to use the interactive site.

New app aims to crowdsource Pittsburgh’s bad smells

29 Sep


This is great. It has been very onerous to report industrial smells to the Allegheny County Health Department. It had always felt lonely as if you were the only one caring about the smell, and there was never feedback on your report from the County. This app will not only map where the reports are coming from so that you can see for yourself that you’re not crazy, but also will send the report to the County. This will also help the County better predict when to send inspectors.

Check out more, as reported in The Glassblock.

Major Sources of Industrial Air Pollution – Allegheny County

17 Aug

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Public Source published an interactive map of all of the places that are killing us in Allegheny County.


River map drawn like a subway map: Upper Ohio

15 Oct


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Cartographer Daniel Huffman has drawn maps of rivers as if they were a subway map. The fantastic transformation shows how important our rivers are as a transportation system. Lucky for us, he drew the Upper Ohio.

Check out all of his river maps, where you can download a pdf, donate, or even purchase a print.

Location of Violence in Pittsburgh, January through June 2015

4 Aug


Google Maps awesomely turns your street into Pac Man

31 Mar

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Here’s Friendship Park

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Market Square

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Schenley Park

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