Data Visualization and D3.js Newsletter Issue 114

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Hi Friends -


Welcome to issue 114 of the DashingD3js.com Weekly Newsletter.
 

Onwards to this week's links...
 

Featured
 

  • From Paper Maps To The Web: A DIY Digital Maps Primer
    I was invited to the National Library of Colombia’s 2nd Digital Book Week as a speaker and to give a workshop on digital mapping tools. I thought it would be useful to share that workshop since it encompasses a lot of different processes and tools that make digital cartography today very accessible. It is a primer on working with various free web mapping tools so you can make your own awesome maps...
 

Data Visualization Reading and Videos
 

  • Some Basics For Base Graphics
    One of the greatest strengths of the R language is surely the base graphics capabilities. Grid graphics, lattice, ggplot2, bigvis and the many R packages that interface with javascript D3 graphics have added astounding capabilities, well beyond what can be achieved with base graphics alone. Nevertheless, the quick, one line, base graphics plots ( like plot() ) are a tremendous aid to data exploration, and are responsible for a good bit of the "flow" of an R session...
  • Ski Maps
    As a cartographer who has become a keen skier over the past eight years, the thing that always strikes me every time I go is the amount of maps. I struggle to think of many other pastimes where maps feature so frequently or heavily. Ski Maps - There are more types of map than you might originally think...
  • Jon And I Chat About Non-Zero Baselines
    Earlier this week, I got a rare chance to chat in person with my friend Jon Schwabish (policyviz.com) who was in town for a quick trip. We recorded a short chat on a topic that's been generating some buzz in the data viz world lately: non-zero baselines...and whether it is ever ok to start the y-axis of your graph at a value other than zero....
  • Map: Literally Every Goat In The United States
    There were 2,621,514 goats in the United States as of 2012, the year of the most recent USDA Agricultural Census. If America's goats were their own state, its population would be larger than that of Wyoming, Vermont, D.C. and North Dakota -- combined. This is what all those goats look like on a map...
 

D3.js Reading and Videos
 

  • D3 In 3D: Combining D3.js And Three.js
    Along with D3, the Three.js library is one of the most advanced web libraries available for creating slick visualizations. I wondered if it would be possible to create data visualizations in Three.js as easily as I had done using D3...
  • OSM + D3 + Walkway.js = Animated Drawn Maps
    Sketch Map is a clever interactive map which uses D3.js and Walkway.js to sketch a road map one little bit at a time. Zoom in and out on the map or pan around and you can observe how the roads and transit lines are sketched out in real-time...
  • 10 D3.js Must Knows - Part 3: Selections
    In this post I'll be discussing D3 selections. A selection allows you to: a) grab hold of HTML and SVG elements in a webpage and b) do something with them (such as remove them, change their style etc.)...They're one of the cornerstones of D3 and are used anytime HTML or SVG needs to be added, modified or removed...
  • Lightning Data Visualization Server
    Lightning is a data-visualization server providing API-based access to reproducible, web-based, interactive visualizations. It includes a core set of visualization types, but is built for extendability and customization. Lightning supports modern libraries like d3.js and three.js, and is designed for interactivity over large data sets and continuously updating data streams...

Hope that you had a great past week and that next week is even better!

Wishing you the best, 
Sebastian Gutierrez
@DashingD3js
www.dashingd3js.com

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