Db NYC is a visualization of the noise pollution in New York City. The app was created using Ruby on Rails and maps the location of 311 noise complaints, emergency services, social check-ins, and social venue reviews to create a dynamic heat-map of noise broken down over a 24 hour period.
Inspired by the NYC Open Data program and the Human Wasteland project.
- Dynamic map generation using data sourced from NYC Open Data, Google Places API, Foursquare API, and the Yelp API.
- Heat-map created using the Google Maps API.
- Manipulates a Postgres database with over 200k rows of data.
- Bootstrap for responsive and modular design.
Visit decibel-nyc to try-out the app. Users can filter the heat-map based on time of day and specific noise type
Please feel free to contribute to the project.
The app was built to update periodically by querying the NYC Open Data API, however, currently the app is restricted by Heroku database limitations.
Db NYC is MIT Licensed. See LICENSE for details.