French newspaper Le Télégramme has created Brest (2000-2015) Une Metamorphose En Trois Dimensions (A Transformation in Three Dimensions), a 3D map that illustrates how the city of Brest has grown over the last 15 years. Over this period the city has issued 14,000 building permits, built a tram system, and completed other major construction projects. The map overlays 3D structures of the new buildings on maps of the city and users can add layers illustrating the varying amount of construction between different regions of the city. Le Télégramme’s visualization won first place in Hyblab, a data journalism competition hosted by communication firm Ouest Médialab.
Visualizing the Transformation of a City
Joshua New is a senior policy analyst at the Center for Data Innovation. He has a background in government affairs, policy, and communication. Prior to joining the Center for Data Innovation, Joshua graduated from American University with degrees in C.L.E.G. (Communication, Legal Institutions, Economics, and Government) and Public Communication. His research focuses on methods of promoting innovative and emerging technologies as a means of improving the economy and quality of life. Follow Joshua on Twitter @Josh_A_New.
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