Monday, April 15, 2013
Build it and they will come ...
Baseball-Reference.com has mapped the history of minor league baseball from 1887 up to and including 2013.
The maps are pretty basic but it is interesting to observe the westward growth of baseball through the 19th and 20th centuries. Ideally I'd like to see someone animate this data with either the Google Maps API CanvasLayer library or with CartoDB's Torque library.
Using CartoDB's Torque library it should be easy to create something similar to this animated map of the growth of the US Post Office.