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NYU Wagner Students' Mapping Project Lands First Prize in GIS Competition
Two students in the Master of Urban Planning (MUP) degree program at NYU Wagner have come away from the recent GIS Day at New York University as first-place winners for their thought-provoking, urban mapping project. Congratulations to Jorge Hernandez and Sam Levy for their success!
For the 2014 GIS Day Competition, hosted by NYU Libraries DataServices on Nov. 19, Levy and Hernandez submitted a map evaluating the effect that proximity to a subway station may have on average rents paid. While it may be a widely held belief that high rents are closely related with proximity to subway stations, their analysis showcases the complexity of the rental market in NYC. Three of the five boroughs do not show a clear relationship between rent and proximity to subway stations; however, patterns emerge in Brooklyn and Staten Island. On average, rents in Brooklyn increase as you get closer to a subway station, while in Staten Island the opposite holds true.
GIS Day @ NYU celebrates, builds, and nurtures the General Information Systems community at the University by highlighting mapping resources and research. The yearly event in Bobst Library’s 5th Floor Research Commons is designed to promote the value of GIS tools and to highlight outstanding spatial projects.