Distribution of Mechanical Turkers in the US

A couple of weeks ago our friends at Techlist published one of their visualizations of the distribution mechanical turkers of the US.  They had chosen very large icons for each turker and it was hard to understand the general distribution. I took their XML file and read it in R and generated a csv file in R. The following visualization is produced in Tableau and might be more clear than their Google map visualization (h/t to techlist of their dataset)

Distribution of US Turkers

Distribution of US Turkers (16,000 Turkers)

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~ by marksalen on February 16, 2011.

One Response to “Distribution of Mechanical Turkers in the US”

  1. Nice – the icon size on that plot annoyed me too. Have you tried playing around with alpha?

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