Map Visualization of Energy Consumption in NYC
Name: Faiz Abbasi
Number of Teammates Desired: 1
Description of Idea:
Electricity is considered by some as a miracle in history. Many more see the prospect of paying electricity utilities as an annoyance. Being able to visualize how much energy is being used could potentially be a very interesting thing to have, especially when trying to understand ones' own energy consumption compared to others. While that information isn't readily available, it is possible to visualize the energy consumption of New York City. I propose creating a visualization of energy consumption in New York City in 2010, based on location. The visualization will create an overlay on top of New York City, with some sort of visualization describing the amount of energy being consumed from that location. The utility company can also be included somehow in the visualization, perhaps from a sorting function.
Description of Data:
The data can be found from NYC OpenData. The data set gives information regarding the 2010 electricity consumption in kWh and GJ, by ZIP code, building type, and utility company.