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To create this map, data at various spatial levels (eg. zip code, census block) were aggregated to the census tract level
and tract values estimated. The limitations of this method are potential data quality issues, as well as missing
information for some census tracts.
Default text when page first loads - brief context and instructions. Legend for scores that are visible on screen and description of how they were calculated.
Background info on the need for this map; context on current state broadband coverage mapping efforts and limitations.
Data sources used to create this map.
How to use map - broad instructions - slide, hover, click to show all info for that tract maybe?
Buttons to select which variables to view (can view 1 (choropleth color map) or 2 (color and height of tract shows values of each variable for that tract))
Filters to adjust map view for various variables (slide selection)
Legend - possibly dynamic, depending on layer the user is viewing
About this map
There is no one source of truth for broadband quality. This map combines various data sources
and shows an average broadband score by New York census tract.
to view its broadband and demographic data. Remember to
zoom in to see detail down to the land use level!
Comparison View: The FCC collects data from ISPs (Internet Service Providers)
on the broadband speeds they provide. However these speeds don't always line up with speeds experienced
by consumers. Display
ISP-reported broadband speeds on the left
A scoring system was developed to provide a single metric that captures the overall performance and accessibility of broadband
in a census tract. The score creates a single Broadband Score by combining data fields from various datasets
after analysis & modeling.
Data values in those fields were split into quintiles and thus each census tract received a score of 1-5 based on the
average of the quintile it fell into for each field. For each variable and the score itself, a lower value indicates
worse performance and a higher value indicates better performance.
The full data dictionary containing fields used to calculate the score and all fields visualized is available on
this Github repository
Blank census tracts indicate no Broadband Score due to a lack of data.