Showing countries on a map using Mapbox

One of the things that I tried to add to my website, last summer was a map that showed what countries I had visited.  I was never able to come up with a solution that I really liked but this week’s little experiment might fit the need.  You might remember from our previous Mapbox post …

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You can add a map to your website without using google maps!

So, you want to add a map to your website but you don’t want to (or can’t) use Google Maps?  Luckily, you have a few options.  The one that we are looking at today is Mapbox (which uses OpenStreetMap data).  Mapbox has the benefit of a generous free tier (unlike Google Maps), and it’s pretty …

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Playing with COVID-19 data: D3.js Bar Charts

Last week, we gathered COVID-19 statistical data.  This week, we are going to try to build some charts using D3.js.  D3.js is a javascript library that allows you to generate some fairly fancy charts and graphs but we are going to start with some basic bar charts.  Let’s take a look at a simple example. …

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Living with an electric car in Wisconsin: Winter 2020 Update

As I mentioned back in May, I bought a new electric car this year.  As the weather began to turn cold, I noticed the effective range go down.  It is generally ok, though because everything that I would really need to drive to is within 20 miles of my house.  I did find myself needing …

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