Couple of Interesting maps for map and big data lovers:
First up is a visualization of how people commute. Go to the I Like Big Bytes website and set the state and county to Vermont and Windham. You’ll see dots start flying around on the map. You can zoom in, slow things down or speed them up, and adjust the perimeter you are using.
What you’ll see is an animated graphic of showing people going to work and returning home. You’ll also see that the stories of Brattleboro being the hub for Windham County are true, with a rather dramatic shift of people in neighboring towns coming in to Brattleboro to work.
When you are done, go look at a big metropolitan area, such as NY, Boston, or DC.
In this other data-based map, you can see the rise of opioid overdoses. The map allows you to compare overdoses in 1999 to the number in 2014. The map at the top of the page shows the entire United States. Scroll down for another closer look at New England.
It's rather stunning to see the changes over 15 years.