Maps

  • Interactive StoryMap: Bus Trip Across America, pt 1

    Here is another StoryMap, featuring journal entries from the 3 1/2 days it took me to get to California from Washington DC on an open-ended Greyhound bus trip I took around the USA in 1993.

    I rode from coast to coast and back in 11 days, these are dispatches from the 1st 1/2 of that trip.

  • Interactive StoryMap: Life on the Mississippi

    This interactive StoryMap shows highlights of journal entries from a 9-day open-ended Greyhound bus trip I took in 1994, going south and exploring bus stop towns along the Mississippi River. This was a 100% spur of the moment, anti-destinationist trip which started in the lushest of tasteless pulchritude and ended for the most part in a […]

  • Interactive Story Map: Family Burial Plots

    Here is a co-mingling of genealogy, design, development and data: an interactive tour through family burial plots at Mt. Olivet Cemetery in Washington, DC.

  • Interactive Temporal Map, Family Journeys, 1730 – 1960

    Part of a multimedia genealogy project, this interactive temporal map shows residence and migration patterns of ancestors from Europe in the 1730s to America starting in the 1820s.

  • Interactive Map: Ireland 1850 Census > Family Households by Parish

    This interactive map shows where people of specific surnames lived in Ireland in the 19th century, according to parish records. I scraped a static dataset from the Irish Times website, and built a much more interesting way to view the same information, with additional insights provided by clustering of semi-opaque colored markers. The dataset has 4 pieces of information: latitude, longitude, name of parish and number of family surnames in that parish.

  • JavaScript Count-Down Timer with Full Page Map

    Happy 150th Birthday, Cornelius J. Carmody!My great grandfather had his sesquicentennial birthday recently, so I whipped up this interactive prototype as part of my genealogy museum project. It features Javascript, PHP, mySQL, CSS3 and Google Maps APIv3.

  • Interactive Game: Rubik’s Cube – Maps of Old Washington DC

    I used a collection of old maps of Washington DC for this Rubiks Cube code experiment from Google Chrome Labs. It would seem to make the game exponentially harder, especially if one does not know old Washington DC.

  • Interactive ArcGIS & ESRI Map Tour: Historic Tenleytown, DC

    This interactive map tour through historic Tenleytown in Washington, DC uses ESRI and ArcGIS to serve up a responsive, educational map of razed residences and stores.