posts tagged 'javascript'

introducing OpenLayers Symbology

a JavaScript library for thematic mapping in OpenLayers

At last October’s NACIS Practical Cartography Day I gave a very sweaty presentation that was later described as bewildering and incoherent.  I had always meant to partially redeem myself by packaging and cleaning up the code that formed the basis of that talk.  And here it is!
OL-Symbology is [...]


Binning is a general term for grouping a dataset of N values into less than N discrete groups. These groups/bins may be spatial, temporal, or otherwise attribute-based. In this post I’m only talking about spatial (long-lat) and 2-dimensional attribute-based (scatterplot) bins. Such binnings may be thought of as 2D histograms. This [...]

Dymaxion projection in OpenLayers

The great Buckminster Fuller created a series of Dymaxion maps utilizing various forms of his patented Fuller projection in the 1940s and 50s. The most well-known, icosahedral form of the projection (above) was devised in Raleigh, North Carolina, in 1954. Fuller intended the projection to better balance shape and areal distortion, while also [...]