US Metropolitan Population Visualization

This is my first D3 visualization. You get a dropbox with a list of major metropolitan areas. Select a metro to populate the data table; the bar graph will adjust to show the population that you selected.

NOTE This visualization can sometimes take a few seconds to load. This is a problem that I hope to soon solve with Node.js. Also, you may need to scroll down to see the data table.

US Metropolitan Populations

Engineering Notes

The graphics and table were created with D3, a visualization framework for the web. The data backend is a SQLite database that gets downloaded into your browser's memory. The data comes from the WICHE website and I used R to put the data points into a format that would be easy for D3 to use.

BTW All the source code for this visualization is hosted on GitHub.



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