Tag: #mapping

The Thing About Hotspots

No, I’m not talking about wifi hotspots that help you connect to the internet so you can watch cat videos. I’m talking about the symbology used on maps in order to emphasize an area (or areas) where there is a lot of something going on. For example, in infectious disease epidemiology, I might use a map to show where there…

The True Size of the Ebola Epidemic in West Africa

One of the best skills I learned from my dad is how to read a map. I can hold it every which way and understand the layout of landmarks in it. When I drove from Texas up to Pennsylvania, before the advent of smartphones and consumer GPS units, I bought a road atlas from Walmart and used it to guide…

The places I’ve lived and their “racial” makeup

I know I’ve shown you all maps of data before, but I’m going to do it again. If you know me, you know that I loves me some data. In this blog post, we’re going to look at this map in detail. The map is the brainchild of the Weldon Cooper Center for Public Service. They did something very neat.…

Playing with code and maps

I’ve been playing with some coding and some mapping, and a great WordPress plug-in to put it all together, and I’m working on some maps to display news about measles. You can see the page (still in progress) here. It’s all a variation of this map that I kept for 2011 and 2012. Tell me what you think in the comments…