I. Social Explorer
The web application allows us to utilize and download census data that is available in Boyle Heights:
- Census tracts start being accounted for in Boyle Heights starting in 1970s
- Some examples of census data that is available are:
- Employment Sector
- You can use these to generate movies or interactive narratives, but not for offline viewing
Link to the Social Explorer tutorial:
II. Mapbox and GeoJSON.io
These are tools that allow you to add data and work across multiple mapping platforms and create geospatial data. Here is a Boyle Height’s boundary to get started:
III. Creating dynamically updated maps with Leaflet
You can use data from live google spreadsheets or MapBox maps in order to visualize various data sets.
- Begin by downloading this zip file and hosting the files onto a server (or local server if you do not have a web development environment):
- Copy Boyle Heights Template Spreadsheet:
- Then go to the gsJson return and copy the ids of the worksheets:
- Paste the spreadsheet into line 103:
- You now have a basic mapping template for a side-by-side comparison map!