Data Exploration Examples

The Go Code Colorado data team has provided the following data visualization examples to help competing teams see into the data. We intentionally kept these basic, because we don’t want to do anything that might limit your creativity and data exploration.

SOS Business Entities data visualization

This interactive data visualization graph shows data (updated each Monday) from Business Entities on the Colorado Information Marketplace (CIM) via the SODA API. By default, it shows the number of businesses created each year. Clicking the wheel segments of “Business Type” and “Business Status” will change the graph to reflect the number of businesses created each year in the category you select. Alternatively, in the upper left hand corner, you will notice up and down arrows that change the aggregate number of businesses created each year to the number of businesses created each quarter to the number of businesses per month. Using the “drill down” arrow in the upper right will allow you to change the graphics to show data for a selected year.

Colorado Rents and Vacancies 

Department of Local Affairs Housing Division has made housing surveys for major metro areas across the state available on CIM. In the data visualization graphic below, you can see apartment type and year for Denver Metro by county and by year.

Department of Local Affairs Housing Division has also made housing surveys for major metro areas across the state available on CIM. In the graphic below, you can see apartment type and year for Denver Metro by county and by year.

Colorado Pedestrian and Bicycle Counts

Average Counts Category Map: this interactive map is derived from the Bicycle and Pedestrian Counts, which reports counts by hour and by direction of travel (N/S, E/W, NE/SW, NW/SE), and is currently updated on CIM every March. The map below has summarized the average counts per day to produce this categorized map of stations and their activity over time. Hovering over each point will give the station name and actual average count.

Colorado Pedestrian and Bicycle Counts

Category Torque Map: this interactive map is derived from the Bicycle and Pedestrian Counts and was summarized to the total counts per day for consecutive days throughout 2013 – 2014 to produce this categorized map of stations and their activity over time. Viewing at the scale of the entire state at zoom level 7 shows how different stations have different ridership and activity over time. Zooming in to level 10 or 11, you can start to see activity at individual stations. CDOT reports the data on an hourly basis, but for this particular example, we summarized the data to the day to show intensity of daily activity over the course of two months. The fluctuation of color is showing change in ridership or pedestrian traffic by day, red and yellow being lower counts on through green, blue and purple for higher counts.

One more with Bike and Pedestrian Data!

Traffic Feeds in Colorado from CDOT COTRIP

This interactive graph shows data updated daily by the Colorado Department of Transportation Traffic Data Feed via API. This graphic starts at the posted average speed limit for a road segment, as compared to the average speed driven by the traffic through that segment for a selected subset of well-known major roads. Clicking the up arrow in the upper left corner compares the average speed limit by the speed rate and grouped by direction of travel. Clicking the up arrow a third time shows an additional set of known roads. Values with -1 are ‘no data’.