San Francisco’s Open Data

Visualizing San Francisco’s Urban Growth With Open Data

This week, San Francisco announced that it is expanding its DataSF repository of open city data to include private data sources.  Cloud mapping company Esri collaborated with the city to create the San Francisco Urban Revitalization Map, an animated map that tracks urban growth over the past 12 years using open data sources.


The “Dominant Lifestyle” section is helpful in gauging the changing character of neighborhoods–my neighborhood apparently has a medium age of 39.8, consists mainly of married couples and families, and has a well-educated populace that likes to buy Apple products and shop at Costco. The result is a visualization of the city’s explosive growth, and how it has affected different neighborhoods.

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