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The best high schools in Mexico City (COMIPEMS analysis)

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In Mexico City all ninth graders who want to enroll in a public high school (grades 10 trough 12 in Mexico) must take an exam called COMIPEMS. In order to ensure students are assigned in a fair way to a school of their choice the following steps are taken:


Shapefiles of Mexico (AGEBs, Manzanas, etc)


My post on how to download electoral shapefiles proved to be very popular, so I decided to create another script to download shapefiles of census geographies.


Maps of Mexico City


Just some maps of the Mexico City metro area based on the 2010 census. You can search by address and switch to satellite view. If the maps seem slow I suggest you use chrome.


Visualising Change in Presidential Votes

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I liked this visualization by the New York Times of the US presidential election so much I decided to recreate it using Mexican data, and in the process added a slope graph. So go visit my new visualization of the change in presidential vote from 2006 to 2012 at the municipality level. I recommend using chrome to view the visualisation, there’s also a Spanish version.


Download electoral shapefiles of Mexico (secciones, distritos, and colonias)


Mexican Presidential Election by District


Interactive map of the drug war in Mexico

I’ve updated the interactive map


Mapa interactivo de la guerra contra el narcotráfico - 2011


Bueno, pues he actualizado el mapa interactivo de la guerra contra el narcotráfico para incluir los datos de muertes por homicidio en el 2011 que acaba de publicar el INEGI. Al parecer el gobierno ya no va a actualizar los homicidios debido al crimen organizado (también llamados de presunta rivalidad delincuencial) pero el mapa los sigue mostrando.


Map of homicides in Monterrey

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This a somewhat cleaned up 2d density map of homicides in Monterrey as reported by El Norte during all of 2012. Do take note that the map is of homicide locations rather than counts and that I removed a couple of non-homicide events that were present in the original data.


The most dangerous days of the year

When looking at days of the year with the most homicides a pattern jumps out: violence is significantly higher during certain holidays in Mexico compared to the rest of the year. This is a well studied pattern in other countries.

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