Chicago Market Maps
Published Thursday, July 13, 2006 by CCAer | E-mail this post
blog, Geography Matters
, points out Chicago Market Facts
, a web page put together by Chicago Business
. The site hosts an interactive map
of the city that displays layers of all the standard census statistics, including income, population, and employment as well as a couple of unusual one (MP3 player demand). The map is zoomable, pannable and queryable.
More interesting, however, all the static maps and charts accessible by category from the main page of the Market Facts page
. The maps and charts are in pdf format and cover a wide range of data including energy consumption, travel, spending and weather. The maps and charts are very colourful, clear and simple but sometimes border on the USA Today style of “info-tainment” graphics
(see, for example if Chicagoans are dog people or cat people
). As well, it’s interesting to note the selective inclusion of data on some of the charts and maps in order to put Chicago in a good light.