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(NACIS2015) A New Atlas of American History

(NACIS2015) A New Atlas of American History

Notes and links to animations: sta.mn/6gk

Alan McConchie

October 15, 2015
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  1. photo © Nathaniel Ayers American Panorama: A New Atlas of

    American History #NACIS2015 October 15, 2015 Alan McConchie // @mappingmashups Stamen Design // @stamen http://sta.mn/6gk
  2. Charles O. Paullin John K. Wright Published 1932

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  5. “The ideal historical atlas might well be a collection of

    motion-picture maps, if these could be displayed on the pages of a book without the paraphernalia of projector, reel and screen.” – John K. Wright
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  10. photo © Nathaniel Ayers An Atlas of United States History

  11. In progress: four interactive maps photo © Nathaniel Ayers

  12. In progress: four interactive maps Plus a toolkit for hundreds

    more... photo © Nathaniel Ayers
  13. photo © Nathaniel Ayers Forced Migration of Enslaved People in

    the United States 1810-1860
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  21. synced tables from Google Sheets CartoDB GeoJSON D3 charts map

    tiles Leaflet markers, D3 overlays (svg + canvas) user interaction: react.js
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  23. EPSG: 2163 US National Atlas Equal-Area (Lambert Azimuthal)

  24. SELECT cartodb_id, ST_Transform(the_geom_webmercator, 2163) AS the_geom_webmercator, ...

  25. But what about that terrain?

  26. + Tile from CartoDB OpenTerrain tile (mostly transparent) = Stacked

    tiles in Leaflet
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  35. Hans Rosling: gapminder.org

  36. photo © Nathaniel Ayers Overland Trails 1840-1860

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  41. E. J. Marey Paris to Lyon train schedule (1885)

  42. photo © Nathaniel Ayers Foreign-born Population 1850-2010

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  44. New York Times Map of Olympic Medals

  45. Moritz Stefaner Map Your Moves

  46. Andy Woodruff et al. Value-by-alpha map

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  50. photo © Nathaniel Ayers Canals 1820-1890

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  52. github.com/americanpanorama

  53. Thank you! Alan McConchie // @mappingmashups Stamen Design // @stamen

    Digital Scholarship Lab // dsl.richmond.edu Slides, notes, & links // sta.mn/6gk
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