Each dot represents a data point. Collectively, geographic patterns emerge.
Tutorials and Guides
How to Make Gridded Maps
For when your geographic data is evenly spread rather than aggregated by government boundaries.
Working with Line Maps, the Google Places API, and R
A frequent challenge of visualization is behind the scenes, to get the data and to mold it into the format you need. Do that. Then map.
Mapping perceived canopy tree cover in major cities
Treepedia, from the MIT Senseable City Lab, estimates perceived tree cover at the…
Sunsquatch, the only eclipse map you need
It’s solar eclipse time. There have been a lot of maps leading up…
How Airbnb Visitors Rate Location in Major US Cities
This is how Airbnb visitors judge location, which provides a view into where city centers begin and end.
Bomb threats to Jewish Community Centers
Ken Schwencke and Al Shaw from ProPublica with a set of straightforward maps…
Firearms Dealers vs. Burgers, Pizza, and Coffee
As of May 2016, there were 64,432 licensed firearms dealers and pawnbrokers, which got me wondering how that compares to other businesses.
Top Brewery Road Trip, Routed Algorithmically
There are a lot of great craft breweries in the United States, but there is only so much time. This is the computed best way to get to the top rated breweries and how to maximize the beer tasting experience. Every journey begins with a single sip.
Burger Place Geography
After looking at pizza places, coffee, and grocery stores, I had to look at burger chains across the country. The data was just sitting there.
Where Bars Outnumber Grocery Stores
A closer look at the age old question of where there are more bars than grocery stores, and vice versa.