Rebecca Star, Michael McLaughlin, Isaac Anthony, James Smith
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.