Guest Host: Carlos Fernandez
Dr Jon Roberts and Dr Jeff Allen are cosmic ray astrophysicists who spends time visualizing the universe in their day job, and visualizing NYC on evenings and weekends. Their recent interactive map of New York electricity use - EnergyZip - was recently featured in The Atlantic
Before coming to the workshop you should have a passing familiarity with D3.js. Make sure you can copy and paste the chloropleth code from here and have a local version working.
Over the course of the workshop we'll cover how we created the EnergyZip application. In a series of 5-10 min talks we'll cover each step in the map's creation. In between the short talks, we'll work directly with you to get a full dynamic map up and running.
We'll cover the following steps in map creation:basic map outlinesd3 projectionscoupling data to map regionszoom and pan transitionsdynamic data updates
We'll be working through the creation process for EnergyZip - so check out energyzip.org. Also check out the choropleth example on the D3 site. The zooming and panning segment of the workshop draws on these four examples of different zooming and panning transitions