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Maps in the Wild
This map, made by web developer Mary Zam, depicts the parking cost and capacity in Moscow, Russia. In this visualization, square color indicates the cost of parking, while square height denotes lot capacity. On her blog, Mary breaks down how she used kepler.gl to build the map. Check it out, here.
This map, created by Professor Alasdair Rae from Department of Urban Studies and Planning at the University of Sheffield, depicts the geography of work commutes in the Bay Area by their destination counties. Access Alasdair’s dataset, here.
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Fast Company Interview with kepler.gl’s Lead Architect
Fast Company interviewed Shan He, our lead engineer on kepler.gl, about the mapping tool’s use cases and history, as well as how it has played a role in democratizing geospatial analysis. In her interview, Shan discussed:
The story behind kepler.gl: seeking an easier and more accessible way for our data scientists to visualize map data, the Uber Data Visualization team built kepler.gl. Built for the web, kepler.gl quickly became a popular tool used among various teams at Uber, from city operations to engineering.
Uber’s kepler.gl use cases: the most prominent internal use cases include addressing transportation needs based on the density of trips, improving rideshare routing by examining drivers’ traveling patterns, and charting app usage across markets.
Extensive adoption: since releasing kepler.gl to the public, we’ve witnessed countless innovative use cases and received a lot of support from both individuals and companies, such as Mapbox, Airbnb, Alphabet’s Sidewalk Labs, and LimeBike.
Read the full interview here.
“Make Breathtaking Maps with Your Data”
If you like playing with and exploring large amounts of geographic data, Lifehacker’s Nick Douglas suggests you take kepler.gl for a spin. Whether you are looking for hidden patterns in your data or trying to render geospatial insights in 3D, Douglas says that kepler.gl makes data visualization easy.
Read the full article here.
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