Visualizing the World Series Through Mobile Geo-Data
By Nicole H. Romano Ph.D. – Data Scientist, RadiumOne
Bay area natives are well aware of the riots (and tortilla throwing) that erupted in San Francisco’s Mission neighborhood after winning the 2014 World Series. And the 2012 World Series. Oh, and the 2010 World Series.
But how did the rest of the Bay Area celebrate?
We utilized a rich source of non-personally-identifiable mobile geo-location data, allowing us to visualize how the Bay Area celebrated the Giants’ World Series win. In order to make all of this amazing data come to life, we evaluated three components:
• The most popular neighborhoods for celebrating a World Series win
• The migration of SF’s bar hoppers post-game
• The World Series parade patterns
Let us break this down for you both in numbers and visuals.
World Series Game 7: The Numbers
• Total zip codes represented in San Francisco: 2,024
• Bay Area: 344
• International: 76
San Francisco Population breakdown:
• SF locals: 52%
• Bay Area: 30%
• US: 25%
• International: 1%