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Trees, cabs and crime in San Francisco | by Shawn Allen
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Trees, cabs and crime in San Francisco

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I've had this idea to use subtractive blending so that you can see where these three data sets overlap for a while, and decided to scratch the itch this weekend. I'm still not sure if it's significant or even interesting, but here it is. This is a slightly improved version of the original with a more useful (and attractive!) legend and no base map. The colors have also changed: Trees are cyan and crimes magenta because I felt that the latter should stand out more. And yellow combines with magenta to produce red, which seems to me a more crime-y color.


Urban tree locations come courtesy of Friends of the Urban Forest, one day's worth of taxi cab locations from Yellow Cab (via Cabspotting), and a week's worth of reported crime incidents from Crime Reports.


Best, obviously, viewed at original size.

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Taken on February 15, 2009