9/4/2017 - 2:06 PM

High Level Definition of My Thinkful API App

APIs used: Google maps, EJSCREEN, (may also feature: ECHO.EPA.GOV web services, ProPublica Congress API)

Help users identify areas of concern regarding environmental justice. Based on the user selected geographic area, the API outputs a report that shows the percentile values for environmental and demographic indicators and environmental justice indexes. These percentiles provide perspective on how the selected block group or buffer area compares to the entire state, EPA region, or nation. For example, if a given location is at the 95th percentile nationwide, this means that only 5 percent of the US population has a higher block group value than the average person in the location being analyzed.