December 25, 2011 2 Comments
I hate that I have to apologize again, but I had an extremely busy semester and did not devote enough time to this blog. If you want to see what I spent most of my time working on, please check out Boston Beyond the Car, which was put together by my colleague Barrett Lane. For now though, I just want to do a quick post about a relatively new tool from the Census Bureau, OnTheMap. This tool allows you to map job data, including where workers from a certain area live, where residents from a certain area work, how many people commute into or out of a given area, and much much more. For instance, in my continued interest in regional government, I wanted to see how many people are dependent on Pittsburgh for employment, so I mapped out which municipalities in the Pittsburgh area have more people commute to Pittsburgh than to any other municipality, which you can see here:
This is a really useful tool for any sort of planning, and I know that anyone could really use it to benefit their projects.