The Thematic Mapping Engine

Posted in Companies, Development on February 21, 2009

The website utilizes the Google Earth plug-in API to present interactive visualizations of a huge volume of UN data. Data can be filtered or animated by time and country, and a number of different kinds of visualization options are available.

Hear the author talk about how KML can be used for thematic mapping and explain how KML documents are generated on-the-fly with
the Thematic Mapping Engine.

Presenter: Bjørn Sandvi

Project Manager at United Nations Association of Norway, MSc in GIS from University of Edinburgh, web developer and author of the thematic mapping blog.

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Tags: Google, API, Visualization, Mapping, Data, Engine, KML, Google Earth, GIS, plugin, thematic, un, bjorn, sandvik, norway, edinburgh, Development, Companies