The green circles on the map represent groups of potential donors by location. The size of the green circles, along with their corresponding numbers, indicate the quantity of potential donor locations identified in our research. This feature helps identify high concentrations of potential donors.
The circle’s color intensity reflects the range for the variable selected in the dropdown menu on the top right. The three variables include “recoverable tons per year,” “location employee size (actual),” and “recoverable tons per day.” A higher color intensity (bright green) represents a higher range for the variable selected, while a lower color intensity (white) corresponds with a lower range.
When zoomed in, the circles on the map will adapt to reveal more detail. To maintain the anonymity of the locations, the smallest number presented is five locations together in one circle. As the user changes the map area boundaries, locations are regularly regrouped to maintain anonymity (so circles may appear to move on the map when zooming in and out or scrolling laterally). Additionally, when changing the map area, the filterable metric maximums and minimums (for instance, for recoverable pounds per day) will adjust to show the quantities present in the current screen view. If fewer than five locations fulfill the designated metric, no circle will be shown.
There are four options to filter which locations are displayed on the map: “category,” "number of employees at the location,” and “recoverable amount per day” and “recoverable amount per year.” Within the “category” filter, an additional layer of filtering can be applied to display specific sectors (for example, “university” or “grocery.”) To remove the sector filter, click on the “x” at the right side of the frame. The default option shows all sectors that were included in the analysis.
The sliders below the category section can also be adjusted to filter for the elements shown, such as quantity of potential rescue. To remove a filter, click on the “x” to the right of the slider.