Monday, August 31, 2015

How THIS Map Might Change With Development of High Tech Jobs

Robert Manduca, a graduate student at Harvard, recently create this map based on 2010 Census data. This visualization plots one dot for every job in the United States, according to the Census Bureau's Longitudinal Employer-Household Dynamics data. The LEHD data is based on state unemployment insurance records, and tabulates the count of jobs by census block.

In this map, jobs are colored by type, allowing us to see how different industries and sectors exhibit different spatial patterns--some clustering in downtowns, others spreading across city and suburbs alike.

What I was wondering was how the map I posted below, which centers on Utica and Marcy, might change in the coming years, and by the Census 2020, if the region sees the influx of high tech jobs on the Quad C Campus and surrounding area? Click on it to enlarge the graphic and pay attention to coloration guide at the bottom of the map ! And be sure to look at the job distribution in other areas by visiting the website !