Here are some notes and references this talk at O'Reilly's Fluent 2018
June 14th, 1:10-1:30pm
you are [w]here?: geospatial web dev off the beaten
The meaning of "map" across disciplines is remarkably varied. It's effectively a spatial representation of geo-topography, a linking between tables by foreign key, a datatype in C++... Today, coders make creative use of custom basemaps and clever scripting methods, building remarkable maps of multivariate information off-the-(beaten) geographic projection. Many have designed and published interactive maps of cemetery burial plots, galactic drawings of the Star Wars Universe, sequence maps of human genes, heatmaps of court traffic during the NBA finals, fantasy landscapes from deeply fake stats.