Thursday, July 13, 2017

Map Your Trips Around the World

Lim Chee Aun has spent a huge amount of time and effort creating an interactive map which will probably interest nobody except for Lim Chee Aun. Actually that's not true. It interests me and it will interest anyone else who loves beautifully designed interactive maps.

Cheeaun Earth is a map of Lim Chee Aun's Forsquare check-ins around the world. There is a lot to admire in this map. It includes a great marker clustering solution. It allows you to turn the map journey lines on & off (which allows you to follow the chronology & geography of Lim's movements). It also has a muted map style, which allows the data to stand out clearly on the map.

I particularly like the small inset country maps which run along the bottom of the map. These inset maps show how many check-ins Lim has made in different countries around the world. They also serve as buttons which when clicked moves the map to the selected country.

The country map icons come from Sn3b/mapsicon. If you want to create your own Foursquare check-in map all the code for Cheeaun Earth is on GitHub.

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