Know More, B'more.

March 30, 2015

I took a quick look at the Vital Signs dataset from the Baltimore Neighborhoods Indicators Alliance - Jacob France Institute (BNIA) at the University of Baltimore (data also available at Open Baltimore) and created some Hans Rosling-style plots.

These are clean datasets of socio-economic indicators derived from the U.S. Census Bureau, American Community Survey and Baltimore agencies, among other sources. The BNIA has built a website for mapping data and they were rightly lauded for cleaning and opening up this data for public use, but I’ve seen only a handful of analyses based on the Vital Signs datasets.

In this first plot, the bubbles are sized according to the total number of children between the ages of 5 and 18 (school age) living in each neighborhood.

Definitely check out BNIA’s website, and this is a good synopsis of open data in Baltimore.



Data obtained from Open Baltimore and the Baltimore Neighborhoods Indicators Alliance - Jacob France Institute.
Analysis conducted using Python, Pandas, and Plot.ly.
Full analysis IPython notebook can be found here.

Know More, B'more. - March 30, 2015 - Justin Elszasz