Week 7 Reflection_Yizhuo Zhang u3125186

The most impressive thing I learnt this week is using carto to create interactive info maps. So, thee following links are maps about cyclist crashes in Canberra.

https://kinglosh.carto.com/viz/d5baf012-7fb4-11e6-a927-0e233c30368f/public_map

I think it’s very useful for journalist to create online interactive info map, not just text, or a solid image. It’s available for both desktop and mobile. And you can add more other elements to it, like tittle, image. However, I found that there is a disadvantage for this tool, you can’t use mouse wheel to zoom the map, and I can’t find how to turn on it, so maybe it’s a design disadvantage.

capital-hill

This image is the capital hill that I created by Map Warper, it’s not 100% accurate. Maybe it was caused by my careless, or caused by the maps themselves. It’s not very complex to do it, even you can do it in photoshop, but I guess the exist of the website is provide a platform for people to share and communicate, even you can play with other people’s map.

This is the map that I created in Google My Maps.

https://drive.google.com/open?id=1CMrOnbyBLUEXyQs-EHMqUmGtHUU&usp=sharing

https://www.google.com/maps/d/viewer?mid=1BuM2waJ91XS8dw4inq-MSOHR0lE&usp=sharing

For the Canberra bus stops, just like Tim state in the handbook, Google only support 2000 points in the map, so those bus stops in Gungahlin were missing. But I don’t know why it’s Gungahlin, not Belconnen, City, Woden. I think Google should resolve this issue, otherwise it will be very inconveniente. And people can’t use this tool to create more useful maps like this.

china-and-russia

This is the land size comparison of China and Russia. (My operating system is in English, and Chrome is also in English, but I don’t know why it still shows Chinese, LOL.) So we can see, Russia is not so big as we imagine, though it’s bigger than China.

 

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