After launching our website 3 months ago, we were pleasantly surprised with the level of interest online. We have had 4600 unique active users (each user makes an average of 4 queries). Through our survey we received hundreds of detailed responses with many useful suggestions for improvement which we hope to include in the next iteration. Our website was featured on The Guardian, The New York Times, Infosthetics, Archinect and Fast Company as well as being honored with the title ‘visualization of the week’ by O’Reilly Radar and Google Maps Mania.
Our plan is to extend our website to next included several cities in the UK (we have already performed much of the analysis necessary) and then to start working on other countries around the world. As part of this work, we want to make the underlying data we produce easily available to other researchers; that is one part of the website that still requires some work.
Thanks for all the encouragement!
David (and Daniel)