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This Pavement Condition Index Map of San Francisco is Amazing!

Posted By Matthew Roth On August 20, 2010 @ 1:33 pm In Data,DPW,Pavement Quality | 11 Comments

Data_SF_map_of_pavement_quality_small.jpg [1]Click image to enlarge SF's Pavement Condition Index map. Go to their website [2] to use the fully interactive map feature.

The incredible design and data teams at SimpleGeo [3] and Stamen [4], known among other things for Polymaps [5] and Cabspotting [6], recently teamed up to tackle a data set only the wonkiest of us could love: San Francisco's Pavement Condition Index. I assume Neal and Michael at the San Francisco Bicycle Coalitions's Good Roads [7] pothole fixin' Superhero HQ [8] have already checked this out and gushed over the results. 

For best results, click through [2] to the Polymaps website to utilize the fully interactive map feature that allows you to zoom in to your block. While there is some lag in PCI data on Data SF, i.e. Valencia Street from 19th to 15th and Divisadero's face lift don't show up accurately smooth, this is nonetheless an amazing map.

I wonder if the SimpleGeo and Stamen team would consider an even bigger challenge: How about mapping the real-time NextMuni data [9] set? I don't know nearly enough about programming, but I would imagine it's geometrically more complicated. Tell us what you think of this map and what other hypothetical maps you'd like to see in the comments.

McCune_prostitution_topo_map.jpgIt's not transportation related, but Doug McCune's topo [10] map of San Francisco prostitution as elevation is amazing as well.

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[1] Image: http://sf.streetsblog.org/wp-content/upload1/DataSFmapofpavementquality.png

[2] Go to their website: http://polymaps.org/ex/streets.html

[3] SimpleGeo: http://simplegeo.com/

[4] Stamen: http://stamen.com/

[5] Polymaps: http://polymaps.org/

[6] Cabspotting: http://cabspotting.org/

[7] Good Roads: http://www.sfbike.org/?goodroads

[8] Superhero HQ: http://sf.streetsblog.org/2010/04/27/apparently-its-pretty-easy-to-be-a-pothole-fixin-hero/

[9] real-time NextMuni data: http://www.datasf.org/story.php?title=nextmuni-xml-data

[10] Doug McCune's topo: http://dougmccune.com/blog/2010/06/05/if-san-francisco-crime-was-elevation/

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