Tag Archives: mapping

Create interactive SVG maps in React with react-simple-maps

react-simple-maps is a library of React components to make SVG maps using d3-geo and topojson. react-simple-maps → Whilst looking further I’ve stumbled upon these two Medium posts detailing an implementation: How to create pure react SVG maps with topojson and … Continue reading

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Palestine Archipelago if it were in the ocean

The map above shows what Palestine’s West Bank would look like if all non-Palestinian land suddenly turned into water. (via Brilliant Maps)

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D3 in Depth: Rendering Geographic Information

D3 in Depth has dedicated a chapter to rendering geographic information. D3’s approach differs to so called raster methods such as Leaflet and Google Maps. Typically D3 requests vector geographic information in the form of GeoJSON and renders this to … Continue reading

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Uber Visualization Nights: deck.gl

During the first “Uber Visualization Night” on June 20, 2017, Nicolas Belmonte from Uber’s Data Visualization team gave a nice introduction to the aforementioned deck.gl:

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Every Solar Eclipse Happening in your Lifetime

The Washington Post has created a nice article on the upcoming solar eclipse that will cross the United States On Aug. 21, a total solar eclipse will be visible from the contiguous United States. It’ll be the first to traverse … Continue reading

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The problem with maps // Playing with Projections

One of the core ideas covered in my talk named “Geoshizzle” on mapping is that the Mercator projection is way overdue. It’s main feature of preserving angle measurements is no longer feasible in this time and age (it was back … Continue reading

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Google Maps’s Quiet Transformation

Justin O’Beirne kept an eye on how a specific area evolved on Google Maps and on Apple Maps over time: Patricia’s Green is the centerpiece of a vibrant and trendy neighborhood in central San Francisco, just blocks away from City … Continue reading

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Using Machine Learning to Predict Parking Difficulty

No monitoring of parking meters, video feeds, etc. Looking at the users their behavior is the way to do it: Google determined that if users circled around a location like in the picture above, it usually suggested that parking might … Continue reading

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Crafting Data-Driven Maps

At Uber, we use maps for everything — visualizing millions of geo data points, monitoring road conditions, and advocating for policy change in cities around the world. Over the last few years we have experienced immense growth. As a result, we have … Continue reading

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Shipmap.org – Visualisation of Global Cargo Ships

Stunning visualisation of cargo ships. Be sure to hit the play button to get a narrative. Shipmap.org – Visualisation of Global Cargo Ships → (via janne)

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