Accessibility Mapping Party – Tetuán 5.0

Last weekend I went to the Accessibility Mapping Party 5.0 in Tetuán (Madrid). An event created by Alejandro Zappala and the Geoinquietos group -which I have recently joined- which consisted in a collaborative mapping workshop carry out by local people and some gisters. It was fun to meet a very concerned group of neighbors, users and professionals. The aim of this party was to map the accessibility of the Ventilla’s local business. Something that brought me memories of lots of mornings walking the streets of my hometown. First we walked, then we mapped:


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Catalonian election maps on the news

Yesterday more than 4 millions of Catalans cast their vote. An incredible record of participation: 77% of the Catalonia total population were to decide their future. A future than in my humble opinion is not far from clear. Although the Catalan separatist coalition Junts pel Sí (Together for Yes) won in parliamentary seats, almost every Spanish newspaper agree that this victory is useless because they do not have the support of the majority of the population. In fact, Junts and the other nationalist party, CUP –Candidatura d’Unitat Popular– add just 47% of the voters.

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How to geocode and visualize your data with CartoDB

In the last post we geocode our data with R. But the geocoding process did not work enterely right. Some points were badly geolocated. In this post, I will explain how to subset these outliers, correct their coordenates and finally, visualize the entire dataset both using R and CartoDB.

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