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Data Stories: Neighborhoods, Business Names, and Place Names

These visualizations explore the borders of NYC neighborhoods, businesses naming themselves after Boston, and patterns in global place names.


Do You Live in Midtown?

NYC Neighborhoods

This map overlays neighborhood boundaries drawn by thousands of New Yorkers, showing where there’s agreement and disagreement. You can read a bit more about the project on the DNAInfo blog, but that site is closed and links may not function.


Naming a Business?

Boston Visualization

This simple visualization maps all the businesses in Massachusetts with the word “Boston” in their names, showing how far some of them actually are from the city in question.


Trends in Location Names


This Medium article includes a large number of interesting visualizations created with data pulled from a large database of place names.


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