Infographic: Space Allocation by Population in 15 U.S. Cities

A new infographic breaks down how much space is devoted to buildings, green space, and roads in 15 major U.S. cities.

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July 17, 2019, 6:00 AM PDT

By James Brasuell @CasualBrasuell


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Dolores Park in San Francisco. | ChameleonsEye / Shutterstock

Geotab, a company devoted to "Internet of Things" (IoT) and transportation technology, has created a nifty little infographic that shows how much space is devoted to roads, green space, and buildings in 15 major cities.

The infographic uses OpenStreetMap data and U.S. Census population estimates to generate the infographic, allowing comparisons between cities like Boston, Chicago, Dallas, and San Francisco. Population density and space allocation are easily visible. The infographic is also sortable by space devoted to roads, green space, and buildings.

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