July 4, 2016 Simon Raper

Mapping in Minutes

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I thought I’d share some of the material I used for a javascript mapping workshop at the ORS annual analytics conference.

It’s about how to create beautiful interactive maps using leaflet.js.

For example, this (one of my favourites) pirate map zoomed in on London

It assumes no previous knowledge of javascript and I’ve done my best to demystify the technology involved. You can find all the material here.

In building this material I was particularly happy to have used Jeykll for the first time!

About the Author

Simon Raper I am an RSS accredited statistician with over 15 years’ experience working in data mining and analytics and many more in coding and software development. My specialities include machine learning, time series forecasting, Bayesian modelling, market simulation and data visualisation. I am the founder of Coppelia an analytics startup that uses agile methods to bring machine learning and other cutting edge statistical techniques to businesses that are looking to extract value from their data. My current interests are in scalable machine learning (Mahout, spark, Hadoop), interactive visualisatons (D3 and similar) and applying the methods of agile software development to analytics. I have worked for Channel 4, Mindshare, News International, Credit Suisse and AOL. I am co-author with Mark Bulling of Drunks and Lampposts - a blog on computational statistics, machine learning, data visualisation, R, python and cloud computing. It has had over 310 K visits and appeared in the online editions of The New York Times and The New Yorker. I am a regular speaker at conferences and events.

Machine Learning and Analytics based in London, UK