Syrian Refugee Informal Settlement Animation

October 26, 2014

(This article was first published on More or Less Numbers, and kindly contributed to R-bloggers)

This is an animation of the growth in Syrian refugee informal camp settlements in Lebanon over the past several years.  You can see from the .gif that the growth was most dramatic in terms of the number of settlements in the Summer of 2013.  The border has recently been closed and the number of additional settlements you can tell has dramatically decreased.  

This was inspired by a much cooler animation by Nathan Yau of Walmart/Sams club store locations over time.  But this was my best attempt using what I knew in R.  Special thanks to Kay Cichini for his helpful examples and Yihui Xie for creating the awesome ‘animation’ package.

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