Where Are People Getting Lyme Disease?

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), around 35,000 Americans are diagnosed with Lyme disease each year and the number of "high risk" US counties has doubled over the last decade (from 130 to 260).

Recently, I built an interactive map that allows users to see county-level statistics on the prevelance of Lyme disease across the US. Check it out here: lymediseaselikelihood.com

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Racial Wealth Disparities in the US

Recent reports show that, though US minority wages are on the rise, minority wealth isn't necessarily rising with them. In other words, though wage gaps are shrinking, racial discrepencies in total assets – property, inherited money, etc. – remain prounounced.

To put this in perspective, the following visualizations use 2013 census data to shed light on median wealth distribution for families in respect to race on the national, state and county level. Specifically, they visualize what the census defines as, Total Wealth: the sum of the amounts reported separately for wage or salary income; net self-employment income; interest, dividends, or net rental or royalty income or income from estates and trusts; Social Security or Railroad Retirement income; Supplemental Security Income (SSI); public assistance or welfare payments; retirement, survivor, or disability pensions; and all other income.

Wealth Across the US
First, these rectangles show median wealth by race on a national level. The 'other' category includes Pacific Islanders, Native Americans and what the census calls, people of 'some other race'.

Wealth by County
This map visualizes median wealth by race on the county level. Counties painted darker shades of green have a higher median wealth for all races combined. Roll over any county to see specific wealth data on the bar chart. Also, take note, in some counties the sample sizes for individual races get pretty small, which can create some skewed perspectives.

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Where Your Bicycle Is Most Likely To Get Stolen In San Francisco

This map shows every reported bicycle theft in San Francisco in 2013. Each circle represents one theft. Concentric circles mark where multiple bicycles were stolen in one location. The map is built using SFPD data, Mapbox tiles, D3 and the Leaflet JavaScript API.

Total # of bicycles reported stolen: 813

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About Seismograph

To be honest, we're not entirely sure what Seismograph is yet.

We do know that we've got a desire to build thought-provoking visualizations and that we needed a place to put them.

We're seeking to tell great stories built on real data; creating content that teaches us about ourselves.

~ Luke

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