Mapping is Cool

It’s been a couple years since I last spent considerable time on mapping aka spatial visualization. Now, courtesy of an interesting online course through Coursera, I’m engaging with it again, and rediscovering how cool mapping can be.

This has also led me to some promising new tools such as TileMill, designed to help map designers make their maps more attractive. I’m simultaneously trying to get up to speed with TileMill while taking the class (and writing a book on Gephi), so it’s slow going at the moment. However, expect to see some forthcoming maps as I figure this stuff out, especially since the class requires a map project to get a passing grade. That’s always an incentive!


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Ken Cherven is the Founder and Curator of the website. He loves to merge baseball data with all sorts of visualization methods - charts, network graphs, maps, etc. to provide greater insight into underlying data patterns. Ken also authors books about baseball and visualization, and loves to listen to jazz while drinking some wine, craft beer, or bourbon.