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The Blue Whale. Natural History Museum. London.

Architectural artwork by photographer Peter Li.

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Maps and Clouds

On Wednesday I spent the day at the Google Cloud Civic Tech Hackathon. It was fun day of teamwork, fancy food, data and technology. There was even an improv comedy workshop with some of the members of Outside Joke.

The Google Cloud Relay took place in 8 cities across Canada. The challenge was to build a web application to paint a picture of your city and how it is changing, evolving and adapting.

My team focused on the City of Winnipeg property locations and assessment value open dataset.

Below are two of the maps of Winnipeg we created. The first shows property values inspired by the work of Eugene Chen and Darkhorse Analytics. The second shows density of single detached homes.

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Property values of single detached homes in Winnipeg centered on where I grew up (Lord Roberts / Riverview).

Dark blue is sub-$225K. Dark red is $420K+.

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Density of single detached homes in Winnipeg.

Green is less dense. Red is more dense.