Abstract noise map

In order to make a map that changed depending on the user, I used browser geolocation to center a map over the user's current location. Then I zoomed in as far as I could into the visualization I created, which paired U.S. county shapes with population density for each U.S. county.

I made a choropleth to try to estimate the average noise level for a user's current location based on the population density of the corresponding U.S. county. While the link is tenuous at best, it abstracts the idea of distinct zones of noise that I think make sense to most people.

After the browser detects your current location, you will see a huge area of bright color (because of the high zoom level). You can compare this color to the scale in the legend at the bottom-right of the map to see how your location's noise "profile" stacks up against the rest of the country. I wanted to make the visual aspect as simple as possible and I think I at least succeeded on that level.

Here's an embedded version (for geolocation please visit the link at the top of this post):

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