Author Topic: Cool New Web Tool ---> metroverse  (Read 3336 times)

bl8jaxnative

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Cool New Web Tool ---> metroverse
« on: June 23, 2021, 04:34:15 PM »

I don't know how to describe it..... some data with colors and lots and lots of data for all sorts of cities including JAX


https://metroverse.cid.harvard.edu/

What is ⁨Jacksonville's⁩ economic composition?

⁨Jacksonville⁩ has a population of ⁨399 thousand⁩ people (⁨2015⁩) and an estimated GDP per capita of $⁨61.1 thousand⁩. Out of the ⁨346⁩ cities covered in ⁨the Americas⁩, ⁨Jacksonville⁩ ranks as the ⁨142nd⁩ most populated, and displays the ⁨56th⁩ highest GDP per capita. ⁨Jacksonville's⁩ labor force consists of about ⁨384 thousand⁩ workers.

The largest sector in ⁨Jacksonville⁩ consists of ⁨Education and health services⁩ industries, accounting for ⁨21.27⁩% of ⁨employees⁩ in the city. A prime example is ⁨Educational Services⁩, providing ⁨6.97⁩% of the city’s employment. Similarly, it shows a large presence in ⁨Trade and transportation⁩ (⁨18.54⁩%), in industries such as ⁨Merchant Wholesalers, Nondurable Goods ⁩ (⁨2.88⁩%

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Re: Cool New Web Tool ---> metroverse
« Reply #1 on: June 23, 2021, 05:04:12 PM »
^ Looks like they only account for the "urban" area based on their "about" and the map but I am not sure how they define such an area as it goes out for miles from the city center in several corridors.  Obviously, the numbers cited for the overall City are way low compared to actual.

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Re: Cool New Web Tool ---> metroverse
« Reply #2 on: June 23, 2021, 05:17:10 PM »
From the "How we define city boundaries?" link.

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How do we define city boundaries? To define city boundaries, Metroverse uses spatial entities called “urban centres”. Urban Centres are defined by specific thresholds on resident population and built-up surface share in a 1x1 km uniform global grid. While this methodology has the benefit of defining cities consistently, across geographical locations and over time, it may result in boundaries that are slightly different than administrative city boundaries.

Source: GHS Urban Centre Database from the European Commission’s Joint Research Centre.