Edmonton data fanatic animates a century of city growth in 6 seconds

A self-professed Edmonton data nerd has managed to capture a century of city growth in six seconds flat.

Using the city's open data portal, Eugene Chen created an animated map of Edmonton that tracks building construction in the city from 1917 to 2017.

"It's definitely fascinating to see the growth of Edmonton as it reaches out to the outer parts of the city," said Chen, a member of the analytical team at Darkhorse Analytics.

"There is so much conversation around sprawl, how much it costs and how inefficient things are when a city grows outward like that."

Read the full story at cbc.ca.

Victoria Krisman
Victoria Krisman is Interactive Media Specialist for the Intelligent Community Forum.
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