Posted on November 19th, 2012 nrapp No comments
When Mayor Michael Bloomberg pledged to end New York’s overdependence on Wall Street, the city responded by becoming the country’s fastest-growing digital-technology hub. Despite less-than-stellar access to a reliable broadband network, New York now hosts over 1,800 tech companies. The city overtook Boston to become the country’s second-largest tech center, after Silicon Valley, this year. This map shows the Big Apple’s ecosystem of startups, venture capital firms, incubators, digital-media companies, and educational institutions.
In the latest issue of Fortune Magazine.
Posted on May 17th, 2009 nrapp No comments
A series of maps tracking the state and change of economic indicators by county. The Economic Stress index is a combination of these results. Carrie Osgood designed the flash interface, Troy Thibodeaux and John Balestrieri on the back-end of the application. Data displayed are unemployment, foreclosures and bankruptcy in addition to the Index itself. (Click on the map to see interactive)
Posted on April 30th, 2009 nrapp No comments
CEOs salaries were slashed in 2008 – less total compensation, smaller bonuses, nearly worthless stock options – but their companies are already making adjustments that could mean fatter paychecks in the future. An Associated Press analysis shows the median pay package for CEOs of companies in the Standard & Poor’s 500 index fell 7 percent to $7.6 million in 2008. Research by Matt Fordahl and Capital IQ, design Nicolas Rapp.
You can download the pdf version here, or see a larger image here.
Sean McDade’s interactive on the same subject can be found here.
Posted on April 25th, 2009 nrapp 1 comment
An interactive looking at the Obama administration’s major initiatives during its first 100 days. Developed by Kevin Vineys with data compiled by NRC, the AP research center.
Posted on February 13th, 2009 nrapp No comments
Since November, I have been tracking the money going into the financial bailout. The data is coming from AP reporting and from Keefe, Bruyette & Woods, specialists in financial services. I started compiling the data in an Excel spreadsheet, and then, when the list kept growing, got help from our research department where Lynn Dombek and John Parsons decided to devote time to develop a Ruby on Rail application facilitating greatly the data entry:
Thanks to this interface, AP reporters can use the constantly updated data in their reporting.
Coming back to my story. Week after week I have been entering data, hoping we will be able to use it for print graphics and web applications. This is just the beginning, but we have been able to publish a Flash interface allowing viewers to check on their banks. This is the Flash app, developed by Sean McDade, receiving an update twice a day from the Ruby on Rail application. We also were able to distribute the first graphics created with the database stats. More creative visualization to come, as I hope to have more time to use the diverse side information I fed the database.