YelpHeatMap

Group Members

Rebecca Star, Michael McLaughlin, Isaac Anthony, James Smith

Abstract

For our Databases project, we implemented a web application that visualizes businesses geographically as a heatmap. Yelp is an excellent resource for retrieving information about individual businesses, but is not designed with aggregation in mind. Our application allows users to see densities of businesses and their ratings, filtered to the user's requirements. This in turn allows both business patrons and prospective business owners alike to identify where they should shop or dine, and which areas of a city are over- or under-served by a particular category of business.

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