Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Mapping the Life of Robert Durst

Mapbox has created a story map of the intriguing case of Robert Durst. Durst was arrested on March 14th on a first-degree murder warrant. If convicted he could face the death penalty.

Following the Life and Death of Robert Durst plots the key movements and actions of Robert Durst since his first wife 'disappeared' three decades ago up until his arrest in New Orleans on March 14th.

The map uses Mapbox's Scroll-Driven Navigation code. Using the code it is very easy to create a story map with a Mapbox account. The resulting map uses the browser's scroll-bar to highlight chapters in the map sidebar and to control the map movements. You can see how it works in the Robert Durst map. As you scroll down on the page the map pans to new locations and the relevant text is highlighted in the scrolling sidebar.

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