Interactive 3D Maps With OSMBuildings

In this article I will show you how to create a 3D map based on OSMBuildings with custom geojson data and fly-to animations. BackgroundLast week we published the project “Berlins neue Skyline”. It’s about how Berlin has…

We let 10k+ people draw the former inner-german border. This is what happened.

On October 3rd Germany celebrated the 25th anniversary of the reunification. Therefore we published the interactive feature Einheitsreise. As a story intro we asked our readers to draw the former East-West German border.…

The Refugee Crisis through the eyes of Data Visualization

The refugee crisis is the ubiquitous topic in international media for the past months. Many news outlets have tried to support their coverage through data visualizations - resulting in some powerful interactives. This co…

How to create a REST API with Hapi, Dogwater and Bedwetter

Creating a REST API is a common task in web development. I really like the ecosystem of Hapi, so today I want to show you how to use the Plugins Dogwater and Bedwetter to create a RESTful API. Dogwater integrates the Wat…

You Might Not Need QGIS

QGIS is a great tool when you have to work with geospatial data, but when you only want to do one or two little tasks, like renaming or filtering some attributes then you might not need a heavy GUI based program. In this…

How we created an interactive map of Europe with 100k+ areas

Recently we published an interactive map that visualizes where the population in Europe grows and where it declines. It is a very detailed map with 119.406 colored polygons. You can hover each of them to get the informat…

3D Map Library Roundup

This is a quick roundup about WebGL map libraries. Since IOS is supporting WebGL and the browser support is getting better in general, it becomes a relevant technology for map applications too. Stepless zooming, tilting …