View Saving Lives at Birth 2012: Mapping 65x Finalists in a full screen map
Following up on yesterday’s post on visualizing the Saving Lives at Birth finalists, we’re offering up another visualization. Here we’ve mapped the projects around the globe, but instead of using the location of the lead organization, we’re focused on where the project will take place (these are not always the same). We manually marked each project with a country location and a national/global tag. The latter is used to distinguish national projects focused on a specific place, for example Lao PDR or Zimbabwe, from global projects that have not identified a specific location in their abstracts. Given how little time we’ve spent on this, there are bound to be a few errors with the data – apologies to any projects that this affects.
It will be easier to view the large version of the map if you want to explore the projects. The full version also has instructions on how to make use of the map. Note that you can use the search utility to find projects, but it only seems to work correctly if you allow auto-complete to finish the job.
Technical details: With the data cleaned and tagged, we used BatchGeo to map the projects by country. The first time around this resulted in obscuring projects in countries with more than one project. To resolve this we obtained the batch lat/lon data for countries using the GPSVisualizer Geocoder, added our own “noise” to the coordinates for each entry, and fed it back into BatchGeo.