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Each map below tells a different story, feel free to explore!

Mapping Food Swamps

Mapping Food Swamps

This maps shows food swamps, or areas that are densely populated with fast food restaurants and convenience stores while also having a low concentration of grocery stores or supermarkets. All data downloaded from © OpenStreetMap contributors. Hexagons are symbolized using a divergent color scheme to show whether an area has a higher concentration of fresh-food options or a higher concentration of fast-food options.

Historical Hurricane Tracks

Historical Hurricane Tracks

This map showcases historical North and Central American tropical storm and hurricane tracks since 1980. Storms are classified according to their wind speed, and a single storm can be isolated for further examination by clicking on any segment. Data acquired from NOAA. This map is created with JavaScript and Leaflet.

Visit Sunny San Diego!

Visit Sunny San Diego!

This map showcases the city of San Diego CA, America’s Finest City! Explore the city by clicking any icon on the map to discover new restaurants, attractions, and natural parks and beaches. Each location is defined using coordinates, and then mapped using a JavaScript ‘for loop.’ Click the button marked, ‘here’ to find exclusive speakeasies scattered throughout the city.

Powering the United States of America

Powering the United States of America

This map shows power plants in the United States, symbolized by fuel source and fuel capacity in MW. Hover over any power plant to view its capacity as well as the breakdown of fuel sources. Power plant data acquired from the EIA Form 923. Plants are mapped using proportional symbols defined by each plant’s fuel capacity.

Breweries in North America and Hawaii

Breweries in North America and Hawaii

This map was created for a scenario in which a fictional aquaponics company who uses beer brewing byproducts for their aquaponics operations is searching for their newest location. In order to find high density areas of breweries that were within the company’s 25-km transport limits, breweries were aggregated into 50-km diagonal length hexagons to produce this hexbin map. Brewery data acquired from POI Factory.

Parks of Louisville

Parks of Louisville

This map shows trails and amenities within a 1-mile walking distance of Louisville parks. First, all data was acquired from © OpenStreetMap contributors. A buffer with a radius of 1 mile was applied to the park layer, then the trail layer and the amenities layers were each clipped by the buffer to find only those features that are within 1 mile of a park.

Chicago Architecture Data

Chicago Architecture Data

This map shows buildings built in Chicago between 1858 and 1971, in styles such as the Prairie School pioneered by Frank Lloyd Wright, and the famous Chicago School. Data acquired from Chicago Architecture Data, a project by the team at Chicago Patterns.

US Educational Attainment

US Educational Attainment

This map shows educational attainment, or the highest level of education a person has completed, in the continental United States (2016 data).

Drug Overdose Deaths

Drug Overdose Deaths in the US

This map shows drug overdose deaths in the US by state for 2017. Use the time slider to see the number of overdose deaths by month.

About me

Eileen Grady

All maps created by me, Eileen Grady. I am a research scientist and map enthusiast currently working in transportation research, and learning how to build interactive web maps using JavaScript, HTML, and CSS. I enjoy using these skils to explore, develop, and realize geographic concepts.