How We Mapped 1.3m Data Points Using Mapbox - Features - Source: An OpenNews project


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A fact of life at the Financial Times is the sheer wealth of cartographic talent here: data visualization editor Alan Smith studied and began his career making…
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7 days ago by alexdunae
Five things to learn from the Financial Times' broadband map
7 days ago by cwilkes
e learned so much on this project that this article could easily have been twice or three times its length. We left out topics including:

how we integrated D3 with React;
how we settled on the final map controls;
how we developed a color ramp for use across maps and charts;
how we approached the display of small multiple maps on mobile devices…
…and many more. Let us know in the comments if you’d like to hear more about these or any of the other topics covered in this article.

The broadband map was a challenging but ultimately hugely rewarding project for our team. We’re excited to take its lessons forward into our next major interactive piece and hope you find them useful too. Happy mapping!
mapping  visualization  gis  react  MapBox 
7 days ago by euler
A fact of life at the Financial Times is the sheer wealth of cartographic talent here: data visualization editor Alan Smith studied and began his career making maps; visual journalist Chris Campbell crafts some of the FT’s most sumptuous cartographic creations; and interactive design editor Steve Bernard is renowned throughout the interwebs for his encyclopaedic knowledge of QGIS. Accordingly, it was with a combination of excitement and very real dread that, when Alan approached us in late February 2018 to ask if we’d be interested in mapping Britain’s broadband speeds, we said: “Sure! Sounds… great?”
mapping  gis  mapbox  reactjs  data-visualization 
8 days ago by danwin
We set the interpolation process running in QGIS on a Mac Pro and, a mere 11 days later, found ourselves the proud owners of a raster 250m2 grid layer covering the full extent of Great Britain, with the shade of each cell representing the mean download speed of the postcode centroids falling within it. Equipped with the raster and a beautiful red-yellow colour ramp developed by interactive designer Caroline Nevitt, we could start work on the interactive map.
mapping  FT  davidblood  bigdata  dj  ux  commandline 
9 days ago by paulbradshaw