posts tagged 'area'

Noncontiguous cartograms in OpenLayers and Polymaps

I’m happy to be doing less Flash and more JavaScript development these days. In particular, I’ve been investigating two open-source JavaScript web mapping platforms: one old, OpenLayers, and one new, Polymaps.
OpenLayers has been around a while, but still performs remarkably well as a slippy map framework while allowing easy thematic map customization. Polymaps is [...]


I thought of this about a year ago, while implementing a dot density map in wiscMapper, but never needed to use it until recently. You see, as I noted recently here, to create a dot density map in Flash, it is typical to create random points within the bounding coordinates of the polygonal feature [...]