With the help of my web-developer guru friend Eric Brelsford, I’ve managed to figure out one of the last pieces of my Map Story project which was having the animated marker on the map open popups on stationary markers that represent points of interests, natural features, towns, etc. I’ve documented the code in a GitHub Gist which can be viewed live on this block. Excited to be wrapping this project up soon (hopefully!).
Archive for March, 2014
Tags: counter-mapping, critical-cartography, GeoNYC
Last month I presented my Major Studio One final, Exploring Bias in Spatial Data, at GeoNYC, the Meet-Up group for all things relating to maps and geo-spatial technology. (p.s. this video does a better job of explaining this work than the previous blog post I made.)
Go to minute 47 for the start of my presentation, it’s about 5 minutes long:
Tags: CSS3, geojson, html5, jquery, Leaflet JS, narrative
For the content of this story I’m scraping text from my brother’s blog using a Python script that uses the beautiful soup library. The photos and videos he has shared directly with me and generously gave me permission to use. Needless to say there’s an added editorial and curated component to this work from choosing the best photos and checking spelling and grammar. Being comfortable with editing writing from my undergraduate studies in Geography and Urban Studies is definitely helping here!
I’m almost set to do some user-testing, with the intention to get some feedback to improve the next iteration of the project. One last part I’d like to accomplish is for the animated marker to trigger pop-ups on the stationary markers as it passes them. I also have the task of editing and curating my brother’s writing which is another huge undertaking given the detail and length of writing from his blog posts.
The project in its current state can be viewed here, though at this time I have only tested it in the Chrome browser so it may not work in Safari, Firefox and Internet Explorer.