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Visualizing Where Cities Are Too Loud

by Joshua New
San Francisco Noise Complaints

Real estate company Trulia has created a series of heat maps illustrating the density of noise complaints for major cities. The visualizations use five years worth of data from city police departments, some of which is detailed enough for Trulia to map specific types of noise complaints, such as complaints about barking dogs and ice cream trucks in New York City. Trulia created the visualizations to better understand how noise levels might disproportionately affect different communities, which could influence where a person decides to buy or rent a home.

Take a look.

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