Minimum wage and poverty mapping for Oxfam

Mapping / Dec. 15, 2014

Oxfam America commissioned a huge study of the impact a $10.10 federal minimum wage would have on the country both at the state and congressional district levels. They asked me to create maps for a small slice of that data. But even that small slice was a big project —there are 20 maps users can explore and 486 print-ready scorecards. Also there’s twitter handles for everyone is congress so users can tweet details about their district and @mention their representatives and senators.

This wasn’t my first congressional map rodeo, but this version added more detail for urban areas like New York, markers for larger/notable cities across the country, and a search to look up a congressional district by street address or ZIP code.

Check the project out here.

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