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Death topography

A big data crunch of accident/death stats around a location for a probability
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Traffic roads have known black spots so maps can be produced showing dangerous sections. Epidemiology can produce past sickness events and Health and Safety have databases of work areas.

I was wondering what an overlay of the probability of injury or death on a particular map would look like. I am sure. with the right cluster and data technicians working on the data sets necessary, a visual representation could be painted. I was imagining contours of probability like the lay of the land but in reality the visualisation would be more like a child's glitter art with PVA finger streaks and blotches.

So should I walk or drive into the valley of death?

wjt, Jan 21 2019

Road Safety Data - UK - To November 2018 https://data.gov.uk...1f/road-safety-data
From memory, this dataset contains Ordnance Survey and Long/Lat coordinates, as well as road names, the types of people, vehicles involved, weather conditions, seriousness of injury/fatalities etc, results of any alcohol-tests and more besides. [zen_tom, Jan 21 2019]

"Death Typography" https://stackoverfl...self-contained-tags
One of the answers to this technical question features some rather neat unicode typographical stylings that brought a smile to my face. [zen_tom, Jan 21 2019]

Seeing a Death https://en.wikipedi..._to_Die_in_the_West
Back in the day it was part of life, today, an abstracted black box. [wjt, Jan 22 2019]


       You'll probably want to modify it to deaths as a percentage of population, otherwise you'll just have a population map. You'll also have to take out hospitals or find a way to get the pick-up points for hospital patients.
Voice, Jan 21 2019

       Definitely a good idea. Many people wear some kind of device (smart watch, Fitbit, etc.) which tracks their activity and heart rate, and this trend will grow such that in the future it will be routine for everyone to be monitored in this way. These devices can detect when the wearer dies and record precise GPS data, so in the future I’d expect every death to be geotagged.
hippo, Jan 21 2019

       I keep reading this as Death Typography, which is another idea entirely of course.
xenzag, Jan 21 2019

       This makes Antarctica look like an inviting place to live, and Florida as the reaper's playground that it is.
RayfordSteele, Jan 21 2019

       I think this would have to take into account the population density of a location and each person's position on actuarial tables - i.e. their individual probability of dying based on age, weight and other risk factors. So, for a lightly-populated area you'd typically expect few deaths; however for a lightly-populated area containing a nursing home full of 80-year-old smokers you'd expect a high death rate, and for a heavily populated area mostly consisting of a university full of healthy students you'd expect a low death rate, etc. Then this map would give you the excess deaths attributable to the specific features of the location (e.g. pollution hotspots, dangerous roads, location popular with axe murderers, etc.).

//Death Typography// - this is a combination of poor typeface choice, inconsistent capitalisation, indentation and line spacing, use of em-dashes where en-dashes are appropriate (and vice versa), lax widow control and poor kerning such that anyone looking at it is driven into an apoplectic rage and succumbs to a heart attack.
hippo, Jan 21 2019

       I was thinking of little boney serifs etc. I'd be surprised if it doesn't exist already.
xenzag, Jan 21 2019

       //Traffic roads have known black spots   

       Around here the roads are grey-ish, does this mean we have fewer motoring deaths?
not_morrison_rm, Jan 21 2019

       It's more the redddish-brown stains you need to check for.   

       // little boney serifs etc. //   

       "Little bony serifs", shirley ? "Little boney serifs" would imply tiny images of Napoleon Bonaparte, would they not ?   

       // I'd be surprised if it doesn't exist already. //   

       Well, in the Discworld books of the esteemed Mr. Pterry Pratchett, his character Death talks IN SMALL CAPITALS, WITHOUT QUOTATION MARKS.
8th of 7, Jan 21 2019

       We use boney where I live.
xenzag, Jan 21 2019

       Oh, yes, well, that's just going to have a huge amount of weight with the compilers of the OED, isn't it ?
8th of 7, Jan 21 2019

       It’s “Boney M”, not “Bony M”.
hippo, Jan 21 2019

       It was "Boney, N". Napoleon Bonaparte elided into "Boney".   

       This must be the slow class ...
8th of 7, Jan 21 2019

       Well, you’re in it
hippo, Jan 21 2019

       Only to write an independent report on the quality of the students ...
8th of 7, Jan 21 2019

       Pure numbers without any constraints would be good for film-ic soul catching attempts.
wjt, Jan 22 2019

       <Caesar> "Infamy! Infamy! They've all got it in for me!"
zen_tom, Jan 22 2019

       //Death Topiary? How would that work// - I'm not certain - on the other hand, I find the concept of "Death Timpani" quite plausible ("I'm sorry to break this news to you - it seems his ambition to build and play the world's biggest timpani were doomed to end in disaster...").
hippo, Jan 22 2019

       Death Topology: "I find this additional torus shape in the middle of his chest as being relevant to the cause of death."
RayfordSteele, Jan 22 2019

       Death Toxicology: toxins cause death
hippo, Jan 22 2019

       Death Toxophily: Murder by bow and arrow.
8th of 7, Jan 22 2019


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