Renovating the Afghan casualty map (2)
Rethinking the map turned into a large job, but was overdue: first, better technology is available now than when we started the project; second, the template of the old map was eventually overwhelmed by the number of casualties, sadly. (There is a longer explanation in last week's post.)
The main changes are:
- We now map communities, not individuals. Communities which have lost more than one person in Afghanistan have a numbered icon with a popup window with the names, pictures and other details of everybody from that place.
- To help deal with the crowds of points in the national map, we now offer regional maps, all of which draw from the same KML data file: Newfoundland, the Maritimes, Southern Quebec, Southern Ontario, Northern Ontario, Manitoba and Saskatchewan, Alberta and Southwest B.C.
- The new maps are much larger.