Customizing Zoning Maps

Created by Katherine St. John
Launch Project
Maps NYC

How I Started

The audience was students in an urban-planning themed honors seminar ("Seminar 4: Shaping the Future of New York City"). The project assumes students have already built choropleth maps and focused on data wrangling.

How I Built This

It was built using Python, the fabulous pandas library, and lovely map-making library, folium (that uses leaflet.js). It took the students about 30 minutes of data manipulation to create the map (all had created a choropleth map earlier).

Katherine St. John

I am a professor in the Department of Computer Science at Hunter College of the City University of New York (CUNY), hold appointments to the doctoral faculty of anthropology and of computer science at the Graduate Center of CUNY, as well as being a research associate at the American Museum of Natural History (invertebrate zoology and NYCEP). I regularly incorporate NYC OpenData into projects for the courses I teach-- the students love the use of real, and very local, data.