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Mapping Walmart Growth Across the US using R

October 11, 2016
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Have you seen the Walmart growth maps video at flowingdata? And, did you wish that you could create similar animated movies using R? Well, you came to the right place. In this post, you will learn how to create point maps at the zip code level and then animate them to make a movie using The post

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Animate maps with mapmate: R package for map- and globe-based still image sequences

October 10, 2016
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Animate maps with mapmate: R package for map- and globe-based still image sequences

Introduction to mapmate mapmate (map animate) is an R package for map animation. It is used to generate and save a sequence of plots to disk as a still image sequence intended for later use in data animation production. The mapmate package is used for map- and globe-based data animation pre-production. Specifically, mapmate functions are

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Mapping (historic) tracks in ggplot2

October 10, 2016
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This tutorial was first published in “Geocomputation a Practical Primer“. Here is a more complex example showing how to produce a map of 18th Century Shipping flows. The data have been obtained from the CLIWOC project and they represent a sample of digitised ships’ logs from the 18th Century. We are using a very small

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Map of Middle Earth in R

October 8, 2016
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Map of Middle Earth in R

Map of Middle EarthThe map above was created using ggplot2, ggmaps, and maptools in R.  These are just a few of the great R packages available for cartography and geographic applications.  Many readers of this blog will be familiar with these packages and more recent R package additions like leaflet.  But great...

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How to combine Google Maps with a Choropleth shapefile of Holland in R: Amsterdam neighbourhoods (postal codes) by number of customers

September 27, 2016
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How to combine Google Maps with a Choropleth shapefile of Holland in R: Amsterdam neighbourhoods (postal codes) by number of customers

This blog hands you the R code needed to create a choropleth heatmap on top of a Google Maps plot of Amsterdam. With this plot you can easily compare the conversion rates of each of the neighbourhoods (postal code areas) of Amsterdam.

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Mapping global venture capital investment

September 14, 2016
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Mapping global venture capital investment

Claims of “the end of geography” and the flatness of the world notwithstanding, place still matters today. Discussing why place matters is somewhat beyond the scope of this post, so I will direct you to the excellent work of Parag Khanna and his book Connectography. To put it simply, the the future of business and The post

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New Version of the OpenStreetMap R Pacakge

September 13, 2016
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New Version of the OpenStreetMap R Pacakge

A new version of the OpenStreetMap package has been released to CRAN. OpenStreetMap 0.3.3 contains several minor improvements. I've removed the CloudMade tile set types, as they seem to have gone out of business. MapQuest has also been removed as they have moved to a new API. The mapbox type has been updated to use their

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Make Easy Heatmaps to Visualize your Turnaround Times

Make Easy Heatmaps to Visualize your Turnaround Times

The Problem In two previous posts, I discussed visualizing your turnaround times (TATs). These posts are here and here. One other nice way to visualize your TAT is by means of a heatmap. In particular, we would like to look at the TAT for every hour of the week in a single figure. This manner … Continue...

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Mapping Traffic Fatalities

August 31, 2016
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Mapping Traffic Fatalities

On Monday, August 29, DJ Patil, the Chief Data Scientist in the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy, and Mark Rosekind, the Administrator of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), announced the release of a data set...

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A map of elevators in NYC

August 30, 2016
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Not too long ago, I came across a random tweet pointing to a GitHub repository full of miscallaneous datasets. I was imemdiately excited by the various data science and visualization problems tha I could take on and immediately decided to get my hand...

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