Economy Map 1.0 BETA
Economy Map is an interactive visual map of the US economy and its environmental impacts. It provides a way to dynamically explore and understand the sources and flow of goods, services, and environmental impacst among major industrial sectors. Economy Map is intended, first and foremost, as a resource for public interest advocates and policymakers, to help them identify and prioritize opportunities to reduce environmental impacts. It also serves as an educational resource for broader audiences. Economy Map is a work in progress. Currently, the data displayed are incomplete and reflect outdated (1998) financial and environmental information (see disclaimers on the welcome screen and website). We seek to continuously update and refine the data and interface.
Economy Map was built in Processing by Jason Pearson, former President and CEO of GreenBlue and founder of TRUTHstudio. Standalone versions are offered for Mac and Windows platforms, but Economy Map is intended as an online resource, and the most up-to-date version is maintained as a Java applet on the website, which also includes an introductory video.