Visualizing City Density

By Aaron O. Ellis

Wednesday, January 8, 2014

Using a list of Denver County addresses with latitude and longitude, I was able to generate a density map of the downtown area:

Denver at low resolution

The low density area to the left of center includes Confluence Park, which is adjacent to the high density residential district of LoDo.

Denver at high resolution

At a higher resolution, many of the high density blocks disappear as addresses are condensed in large loft and condo units.

I also had a list of Washoe County addresses with latitude and longitude:

Washoe at low resolution

This map is approximately centered on the I-80 and I-580 junction. The large empty section just to the southeast of the junction is the airport.

Washoe at high resolution

At higher resolution, the varying density of suburbs becomes apparent.

You can follow further development of this project on its GitHub page.