Wednesday, June 24, 2015

The Running Cartoon Map

For some reason CartoDB's animated Torque library has largely been overlooked as a method for animating cartoons on maps. Until now that is.

Map Labels Above a CartoDB Torque Layer uses CartoDB's animated heat map capabilities to create an animated running and jumping figure on top of a map. The map actually has a serious purpose to demonstrate how to layer labels on a map above the animated Torque layer. Notice how when the animation runs across Africa the body passes behind the country labels.

I just love the running man.

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