Thursday, July 11, 2013

The Urban Observatory

The Urban Observatory platform launches at ESRI’s International User Conference to compare and contrast crowd-sourced urban data.

A recent Insight report “Boomtown in the Backyard – Suburban Growth in Ontario” from the Martin Prosperity Institute features the work of School of Planning scholars in examining the growth patterns of what many would consider traditional suburbs. Alongside the written analysis is the use of dot-density maps to visually represent population distribution across Ontario’s cities.