Use the latest HTML5 technology to build a small web application that solves the following problem.
Create an interactive data visualization app in the form of a web application for a dataset containing demographic statistics of New York City's zip codes.
Please read the Official Rules and Specifications document at http://rde.org/CodingChallenge/2020spring/Rules.pdf.
Before submitting your entry, make sure you follow all of the requirements in the Official Rules and Specifications, or your entry will be disqualified.
Using a server-side database is optional for this project. Design the application's architecture however you like!
Create a web application with a user interface that presents the dataset provided in an interactive, easy-to-understand way.
The primary dataset for this project is New York City's "Demographic Statistic by Zip Code" dataset, which can be downloaded in various forms from the following location:
If a list of zip codes and their latitude and longitude is needed for geocoding, the following dataset may be used. You may, of course, use a different source for this data if you wish.
For this project, server-side programming languages and a server-side database are optional.
You may use any free geocoding/mapping service you wish, e.g., Google Maps.
You may use Chart.js, Rgraph, or Flotr2 to create charts and graphs to visually represent the demographic information from the primary dataset.
The main page (landing page/index page) for this web application will be a map of New York City, with each of the zip codes labeled on the map, in such a way that the user can click on a map location or a flag/pointer on the map, and from there, navigate to the demographic charts screen for that zip code.
In addition to the map, there should be a function on the map screen allowing the user to type in a zip code and search for it, providing an alternate way to get to the demographic charts screen without using the map.
This screen should display a set of charts based on the demographic data for a single zip code. Do your best to design a sensible, user-friendly page to chart and graph the data available.
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|0th place / grand prize||$500|
Prizes will be in the form of an Amazon.com gift card.
All contestants will be considered for an RDE Internship.
Details of the challenge will be provided at the info session at NJIT, although you do not need to attend the info session to enter.
Date: Wednesday Feb. 12, 2020
Time: 4pm - 5:30pm
Location: NJIT campus, GITC 3700.
February 13, 2020
Detailed Specifications Release and Contest Start
March 15, 2020
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