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Welcome to issue 131 of the DashingD3js.com Weekly Newsletter.
Data Visualization Reading and Videos
- Simplifying Map Production
When news happens in locations that our audience may not know very well, a map seems like a natural thing to include as part of our coverage. But good maps take time...
- Gallery of Concept Visualization
The Gallery of Concept Visualization features projects which use pictures to communicate complex and difficult ideas (not just data)...
- Easy Graph Visualization With Vis.js
- What Killed The Infographic?
Infographics, it seems, are a dying breed. Except that in talking to a dozen data visualization experts across the world's top studios, I learned that the story is far more nuanced. Once a playground for independent designers, data visualization has evolved into something more mature, corporate, and honest about its failings. The quirky, experimental infographics that once peppered the Internet may be disappearing. But that's only because data visualization, as a medium, has finally grown up and gotten a job...
- NYC Street Trees
Every day, I walk through the 585 acres of Prospect Park with my dog, and do my best to identify the surrounding trees and plants...I googled ‘New York tree map’ or something to that effect. I came across a brilliant project by Edward Sibley Barnard and Ken Chaya, similar to what I imagined, where they mapped all of the trees of Central Park. However, their map is an illustrated paper map, and my thought was that such a map should exist on the web and have some level of interactivity...
D3.js Reading and Videos
- Interactive WebGL Globes With Three.js And D3
In this article we're going to make an interactive WebGL globe. Instead of creating complex geometries from the geojson data to represent the countries, we'll use D3 to generate canvas maps that get converted to textures and applied to a sphere in THREE.js. I've found this is a pretty simple way to get the basic effect with minimal effort. With a few helper functions and some work to get things aligned properly we can make great interactive globes with a very small amount of code...
Set of d3 projections for showing countries' distant lands together...Drawing choropleth maps is difficult in some countries when parts of them are far away from the mainland...
Hope that you had a great past week and that next week is even better!
Wishing you the best,