— Jose Gonzalez

Tag "Maps"

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Built wih Kimono. The code is available in github

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Forest Change

The map above shows forest change from 2000 to 2013 in the Mayan Riviera area of Mexico. The map tool was developed by the Global Forest Watch. The tool allows the calculation of total forest loss and gain during the aforementioned period.

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Poverty rate in Mexico

This map shows the percentage of the population living in poverty per municipality during 2010 (click here for full screen). Clusters of municipalities where more than 80% of the population is classified as poor can be found in the Northwestern mountains, Southern mountains and near the border with Guatemala.

High poverty rates can be found in less accessible areas, usually at high altitudes where scarce water supply makes large scale agriculture difficult. Moreover, poverty has a higher incidence in municipalities with larger indigenous populations.

While the poverty rate of large urban areas is around 20 to 39% percent, it is still significantly less than that of rural areas.

Last summer, CONEVAL published new data at the State level. The new statistics show that Mexico’s poverty rate fell slightly between 2010 and 2012, dropping 0.6 percent, from 46.1 percent to 45.5 percent (check out this article by the Wilson Center).

It would be interesting to see what the new statistics look like  at the municipality level.

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Checkout the interactive racial dot map here and their impressive methodology here. They also have a repo with the code.


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Bubble map of the Metro

I used R and ggplot2 to make a bubble map of Mexico City’s Metro passenger count from January to February 2012. The statistics are stunning, some stations for example Indios Verdes, reached 10 million passengers in jus three months. You can see the code below and get the data for the project here.

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Check this excellent visualization of the Mexican Drug War by Diego Valle-Jones

Mexican Drug War Map

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This map was build using standard GIS techniques with data from the U.S. census. Nevertheless, it incorporates a somewhat creative technique to put a drop down menu for the user to select the ethnicity. If you select “Mexican” in the left side menu and “other hispanic” on the right-hand menu, you will find the ratio of Mexicans to other Hispanics living in the U.S.


Map of Mexicans in the U.S.

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