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Examples of NMP student maps

Since the Spring 2015 academic semester, the New Maps Plus program has taught students with no prior computer programming background the skill set needed to produce interactive, thematic maps using the Leaflet.js/Mapbox.js libraries and APIs. The following maps were produced as final projects by students within these courses.

Students learned to use the distributed version control system hosted by GitHub to backup and share their JavaScript, HTML, and CSS code. They also developed online portfolios within these courses to showcase what they learned during the challenging, yet rewarding, program.

THE GEOGRAPHY OF PUBLIC DOMAIN OBJECTS AT THE METROPOLITAN MUSEUM OF ART

Imagine having access to a world-class collection of art and antiquities at your fingertips, available for your viewing pleasure at any time. This map, created using the documentation made available by the Metropolitan Museum of Art, uses the world-wide locations of the artworks’ origination, and allows the geographic information to be cohesively visualized.

WATER RECLAMATION PROJECTS& BIODIVERSITY

This map seeks to explore a possible relationship between water reclamation projects and biodiversity in western watersheds. There is an overwhelming amount of data and a lot of confusing measurements that federal agencies use to track the health of the environment. My goal is to create a compelling story map that helps users understand a geographic feature (watersheds) that regulatory agencies (like the EPA) use to organize information about water.

LEXINGTON, KY FOODSCAPE MAPPING PROJECT

The goal of the Lexington, KY Foodscape Mapping Project is to design an interactive web map that explores the foodscape concept and investigates the prevalence and location of various types of food options in Lexington, Kentucky. Map users will gain a better understanding of how the factors of access/mobility, affordability, time, and general knowledge of healthy eating guidelines impact their interactions with their foodscape.

THE SPOKEN WORLD

An interactive worldwide map of place-name pronunciations. On the map, you can zoom in, zoom out, and pan using your mouse (on desktop) or fingers (on mobile or tablet). To access the audio for a particular place, click on the red map markers and then on the play button.

CONSERVATION AREAS IN SOUTH AMERICA

South America is one of the richest sub-continents in terms of cultural and biological diversity; including indigenous people with strong historical ties to the region's ecosystems. Protected and conserved areas have long been a successful management tool to conserve biodiversity, and without them, the global loss of biodiversity would likely be even greater.

OIL & BONE: AMERICAN PORTS IN THE GOLDEN AGE OF YANKEE WHALING

This map was produced with quantitative data on sperm oil, whale oil, and whalebone arriving in port and aggregated from the American Offshore Whaling Voyages Database, created by the World Whaling History Project and hosted online at whalinghistory.org.

SPATIAL PATTERNS IN COMMUTE TO WORKPLACE CENSUS DATA

This map was created with census LEHD Origin-Destination Emplyment Statistics (LODES) data that was processed and assimilated into geospatial files using Python. The geospatial data is transitioned into vector tiles using Tippecanoe. The tiles are stored on Mapbox. Leaflet is the main driver of the map utilizing Leaflet Vectorgrid to display the tile sets stored on Mapbox..

AMERICAN NAMES OF THE LAST CENTURY (1910-2016)

This map was created as a final project for MAP 673 – Design for Interactive Web Mapping in the The New Maps Plus Graduate Certificate in Digital Mapping Program at the University of Kentucky. Much thanks to @rgdonohue for many helpful pointers on this project and others. This project was built with data from the U.S. Social Security Administration.

WEST NILE VIRUS AND ST. LOUIS ENCEPHALITIS IN CALIFORNIA (2003-2018)

This map shows the distribution of positive detections for West Nile Virus (WNV) and St. Louis Encephalitis Virus (SLEV) for mosquito pool and bird specimens in California between 2003 and 2018 and was created using Mapbox GL JS. Hexbin layers were used to represent both viruses to show density of positive detections in mosquito pool and bird specimens..

IPHC SETLINE SURVEYS

The International Pacific Halibut Commission (IPHC) was established in 1923 by a convention between the governments of Canada and the United States. Its mandate is research on, and management of Pacific halibut (Hippoglossus stenolepis) within the convention waters of both nations. This interactive web map displays the station locations and regulatory areas where the annual setline surveys occur.

US ECONOMIES 2001 - 2013

Compare metropolitan Gross Domestic Product values across the US, and by industry sectors using the data selector. Use the date slider to see positive or negative growth over the years 2001 to 2013. Dollar values are represented in 2009 values for relative comparability. All GDP data is sourced from the Bureau of Economic Analysis.

WEST COAST GROUNDFISH ESSENTIAL FISH HABITAT

The Pacific Fishery Management Council (Council) is currently reviewing Groundfish Essential Fish Habitat Conservation Areas (EFHCA) and the Trawl Rockfish Conservation Area (RCA) off the West Coast of the United States. The Council is evaluating alternatives that include areas to be closed to commercial trawl fishing, as well as currently closed areas to be reopened. These areas are referred to as polygons. This tool allows a user to select a custom set of EFHCA alternative polygons and see a summary of the metrics for their set.

FEDERALLY OWNED LANDS OF THE AMERICAN WEST

This map depicts US Federal government owned lands across the eleven western United States. The topic has been mapped before, but this map is interactive, uses proportional circles to show the percentage of Federal owned lands by state, and is presented with an attractive map projection.

THE EVOLUTION OF PITTSBURGH'S RIVER BRIDGES

This map is an interactive companion to the book, Pittsburgh's Bridges (Images of America), by Todd Wilson, PE, and Helen Wilson, showcasing how the river bridges in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania evolved from the wooden covered bridges of yesterday to those that define the skyline today.

STEP-BY-STEP

Step-by-Step is a community organization in Lexington focused on connecting young mothers (ages 14-24) to social services. Each service, divided into service categories, is dispalyed on the map and contains a pop-up and info panel displaying address, contact info, website, etc. This map will service Step-by-Step's managing team. The project began January 2015 and will continue development through summer 2015, based on the needs of Step-by-Step.

KENTUCKY TWEETS

This map uses geocoded tweets to visualize location of Kentucky related social media activity. The chloropleth map compares geotagged twitter data containing: Bourbon, Kentucky, Bluegrass, Kentucky Derby, Hillbilly, Kentucky Fried Chicken, BBN, Kentucky Colonel, Kentucky Kicks Ass, Unbridled Spirit, and Kentucky for Kentucky using hexagon, county, and state polygons.


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