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Articles tagged: mapping
Fast Hacks: Harnessing Google tools for crowdsourced mapping
By Chris KellerPosted on
On his second day at KPCC, Chris Keller and team wanted to build a crowdsourced map of experiences at the polls. Here’s how they did it and what they learned for the next election day.
Meet Poderopedia Plug & Play
By Miguel PazPosted on
Let’s say you would like to map politicians and their connections, build a semantic database of companies and top executives in a specific industry, or create a visualization of lobbyists and their clients. With Poderopedia’s free, open source Plug & Play Platform, you can.
Mapping the History of Street Names
By Noah VeltmanPosted on
OpenNews Fellow Noah Veltman breaks down the design and code decisions behind his History of SF Place Names map.
Replaying A Night in the Life of a Cabbie
By Dan SchultzPosted on
At The Boston Globe, I was charged with helping readers understand that struggle—to experience a night in the life of a cab driver—using a digital interactive. The result was published alongside an amazing article by the Globe’s resident journalist-sportswriter-cabbie, Bob Hohler.
Meet Gustavo Faleiros
By Gustavo Faleiros and Erin KissanePosted on
The second in a series of interviews with Knight International Journalism Fellows.
How We Made “Your Warming World”
By Peter Aldhous, Chris Amico, and Erin KissanePosted on
New Scientist’s Peter Aldhous and NPR’s Chris Amico break down the data, mapping, and interface details of their collaboration on Your Warming World.
Anatomy of the “Living Apart” map
By Jeff Larson and Erika OwensPosted on
Last month, ProPublica launched the Living Apart series with an investigation into the Fair Housing Act of 1968 and an interactive map showing the migration of African Americans from 1890-2010.
Spokesman-Review Holiday Lights Map
By Ryan PittsPosted on
Ryan Pitts breaks down the recipe for a holiday lights map app, with special nods to artisanal admin interfaces and full-screen BoyerMaps.
The Making of ProPublica’s Pipeline Safety Feature
By Lena Groeger and Erin KissanePosted on
Last week, ProPublica released an explainer on fires, chemical spills, explosions, and other incidents related to US oil and gas pipelines, along with an interactive map and a series of charts and tables. Reporter-designer-developer Lena Groeger explains how the project came about, what challenges she encountered, and how she assembled the final presentation.
Mother Jones’ Voter Suppression Map
By Tasneem RajaPosted on
How the Mother Jones nerd desk whipped up a multi-layered map of verified incidents of voter suppression for the 2012 US elections.
The Guardian’s Sandy Incidents Map
By Simon RogersPosted on
Simon Rogers on the rapid development of their verified Sandy events map and dataset.
Superstorm Sandy: Code and Interactives
By Erin KissanePosted on
As superstorm Sandy approached the East Coast of the US, newsdev teams ranging from large to tiny created maps, charts, trackers, and tables about the storm’s path, expected effects, and civic responses.
WYNC & KPCC’s California Elections Map
By John KeefePosted on
How the WNYC data team turned California’s live elections data into an embeddable map based on a
Stop & Frisk: Guns
By Erin KissanePosted on
A mapping project from WNYC that displays NYPD stop-and-frisks by block and locations where the police discovered guns during such stops.