Saturday, June 8, 2019

Timeline JS and Storyline JS

Storyline JS is a fun tool: take a simple Google Sheet with time series data and annotate dates/times of interest with interactive cards. That's it. Simple.

Timeline JS is similar, but offers more features with embedded media to illustrate events over time.

Both are in a sense story maps, but here the main organizational frame is time, not space.

Wednesday, June 5, 2019

First You Make the Maps

First You Make the Maps is just awesome - a great visual narrative of how maps enabled and shaped global trade using an immersive Story Map.

A Slusher!

Nice footage of a little runnel / slushflow in Tuckerman Ravine on 4 June 2019.

The Geographies of Innovation

Seen on Maps Mania: The Geographies of Innovation

And, I agree: these maps are beautiful, artistic, and technologically very high-end. But, they are also confusing, too dense, and just 'too much' data viz wizardry. Thus, they fail that what is perhaps the most-important reason for data viz: telling a data-driven story that your audience finds compelling enough to take action.

Friday, May 31, 2019