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Someone has an idea of how this map was made

http://www.nytimes.c...3...0map&st=cse

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It looks either to be a mapserver-flash map application or a pure Flash application with a lot of action script.

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It looks either to be a mapserver-flash map application or a pure Flash application with a lot of action script.


check out the site of one of the creators who works at new york times:

http://maps.grammata.com/

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I don't know how this map was made, but it is possible to recreate something similar with StatPlanet, which wouldn't take too long to do (compared to programming it yourself) - http://www.sacmeq.org/statplanet/

The interactivity options already exist or could be quite easily implemented (country selection, zoom, time slider, switch from choropleth view to bubble map view, switch from 'percent of population' to 'number of residents'). The time consuming bit would be to actually import the map into Flash and assign instance names to all the districts. The StatPlanet interface can be customized quite a bit, but not to the extent that it would look like the NYTimes one.




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