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So I made a silly thing one evening. I’ve embedded it above, and you can see the source at https://github.com/crccheck/boating-lake for more details about the inspiration and implementation. I thought my two readers might be interested in my process for preparing the graphics. Finding the source A quick Internet search revealed a clean source for…

Read More Boating Lake, aka Photoshop is still useful for the web

With almost 25 thousand buildings, having a way to search the database would be nice. And just like how I did geo searches client side, searching buildings was done client side too. The inspiration for the interface was The Texas Tribune’s Tribpedia landing/search page. The final building search page can be found at elevators.texastribune.org/building/ and…

Read More Dissecting Elevators Part 7: Search + D3

Being able to locate the nearest elevator was a must have feature for me. Being able to deploy using the free tier on Heroku was a nice to have feature. Luckily, I managed to find a way to do both: do the calculations client side in JavaScript. Lucky for me, I found a post, Calculate…

Read More Dissecting Elevators Part 6: GeoDjango? We don’t need no stinkin’ GeoDjango