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Articles tagged: mapping

  1. Fast Hacks: Harnessing Google tools for crowdsourced mapping

    By Chris Keller

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    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.

  2. Meet Poderopedia Plug & Play

    By Miguel Paz

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    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.

  3. Mapping the History of Street Names

    By Noah Veltman

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    OpenNews Fellow Noah Veltman breaks down the design and code decisions behind his History of SF Place Names map.

  4. Replaying A Night in the Life of a Cabbie

    By Dan Schultz

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    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.

  5. Meet Gustavo Faleiros

    By Gustavo Faleiros and Erin Kissane

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    The second in a series of interviews with Knight International Journalism Fellows.

  6. How We Made “Your Warming World”

    By Peter Aldhous, Chris Amico, and Erin Kissane

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    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.

  7. Anatomy of the “Living Apart” map

    By Jeff Larson and Erika Owens

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    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.

  8. Spokesman-Review Holiday Lights Map

    By Ryan Pitts

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    Ryan Pitts breaks down the recipe for a holiday lights map app, with special nods to artisanal admin interfaces and full-screen BoyerMaps.

  9. The Making of ProPublica’s Pipeline Safety Feature

    By Lena Groeger and Erin Kissane

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    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.

  10. Mother Jones’ Voter Suppression Map

    By Tasneem Raja

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    How the Mother Jones nerd desk whipped up a multi-layered map of verified incidents of voter suppression for the 2012 US elections.

  11. The Guardian’s Sandy Incidents Map

    By Simon Rogers

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    Simon Rogers on the rapid development of their verified Sandy events map and dataset.

  12. Superstorm Sandy: Code and Interactives

    By Erin Kissane

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    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.

  13. WYNC & KPCC’s California Elections Map

    By John Keefe

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    How the WNYC data team turned California’s live elections data into an embeddable map based on a

  14. Stop & Frisk: Guns

    By Erin Kissane

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    A mapping project from WNYC that displays NYPD stop-and-frisks by block and locations where the police discovered guns during such stops.

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