Interactive Human Anatomy Head Map

Now you can create human anatomy head or body map with interactive features, even you know little or nothing about coding or programming. You can create dynamic maps by importing static images into an image editor, and then add interactive features (e.g. infobox, category legend with filtering function, highlighting effect).

Here is a sample map that created in iiCreator

In the above sample map, various labels are assigned into different categories, and then you can enable category legend with “Single Selection” option. Then,  specific label will be shown when map users select related item in the legend.

How to Create Dynamic Convention Center Floor Plan

Thinking of creating a new floor plan for the convention center? Wanna insert more information in the tiny image? Looking for improving the current map with dynamic features? Do not know how to upload a map project using FTP settings? You may now refer to the following sample map for more ideas.

This interactive floor plan is created using image editor that everyone, even those programming beginners, could create dynamic images without coding. You can utilizing tools inside the editor to add interactive features, e.g. popup boxes, external link, filtering.

One of the most attractive and useful tools is the “instantly share image” button that you could instantly upload the image file and get the map link/map embedding code with one click, so users could publish their images even they do not have a hosting account.

Updated version v4.90 has just released that you can add social network buttons (e.g. Facebook, Twitter) on map. Check out the latest version HERE.

U.S. Map: Minimum Wage Laws in the States

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This interactive U.S. map groups states with various minimum wage laws in different colors, updated on January 1, 2014. You can mouse click the region for details.

Map Reviews: 3/5 Stars
Here are some suggestions for improving the map:

  • directly insert the details in the popup box
  • enable group highlight or create category legend for filtering

 

Recently, we found a U.S. heat map related to the minimum wage laws for showing how much hours we have to work for affording rent on minimum wage.

us heat map number of hours at minimum wage needed to afford rent

According to the newly released report from the National Low Income Housing Coalition, minimum-wage employees have to work on average 2.6 full-time jobs to afford a decent two bedroom apartment in the USA without paying more than 30% of their income.

However, people in Hawaii (174 hours), Maryland (138 hours), and Washing D.C. (137 hours) have to work for more hours in order to afford the rent when compare to other states, even the states have a higher minimum wage than the federal minimum wage.

The above two maps show higher minimum wage doesn’t translate into housing affordability.

How to create similar heat map for presentation use?
It is very common that we create heat map for statics report with some map features (e.g . popup boxes, group highlight, map legend, labels). By utilizing some mapping software, we could easily import data file and create the maps with few clicks. Here is a video tutorial of creating heat map & bubble chart.

Interactive New Jersey Map: Resident’s Ancestral Roots

This interactive New Jersey map is created based on data from the US Census Bureau’s American Community Survey, averaged for the years 2008-2012, and shows the most common ancestry by municipality. According to the map, over 40% of population is originated from Italy, Ireland, and Germany, and only Peapack and Gladstone borough’s dominant ancestry are Americans.

Interactive New Jersey Map Resident's Ancestral Roots

According to the Census, there are around 1.5 million of New Jerseyans are of Italian heritage, 1.3 million are of Irish heritage, and more than 1 million are of German heritage. Different counties have various dominant ancestries, which the countries have been highlighted and grouped on the map that map users can check for the map legend for indication.

There are both mouseover and mouse click events for each county that map users can see detailed statistic by clicking the region.

Mapping Skills
Similar custom maps could be easily created in following steps:

  1. highlight regions by categories
  2. create map legend for color indication
  3. insert infobox for each region by importing data file

Here is a sample map for reference use:
interactive us map

Interactive Bubble Chart: Where France Lost their Children in Holocaust

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During the Second World War, there were around 76,000 Jews sent to Nazi extermination camps, and there were more than 11,400 children among them. Check out this French map to see the where did France lost the children in Holocaust.

This interactive French map is created by French historian Jean-Luc Pinol, based on data collected by Holocaust documenter and former Nazi hunter Serge Klarsfeld, to show locations that every child departed from France between July 1942 and August 1944 that you can see series of red bubbles, depends on the number of children, scattered across the country.

interactive bubble map where france lost their children in holocaust

You can zoom in the map or enter address to search for the location, and then mouse click the infobox to see the children’s names and ages.

We understand it is a sensitive issue to mention about the fate of France’s Jews in World War II, this map is an important tool for better understand the history, which we have to face.

Map Reviews: 3/5 Stars
You cannot see how “interactive” this map is until you zoom in to each point and mouse click for the details. In the popup box, you have to mouse click the inserted URL in order to read detailed information in the information column that on the right side of the map. This process is a bit unnecessary as popup infobox with detailed information can be directly shown once the map users mouse click the bubble. Here is a video for reference:

Please note the map supports French currently, and let see if versions in other languages would be released in the future as this map is an informative tool for related research and educational use.

Interactive US Map: Onshore Wind Turbines

Assistant Secretary for Water and Science Anne Castle joined the U.S. Geological Survey to release an interactive Wind Turbines Map on February 11, responses to the President’s Climate Action Plan, that shows more than 47,000 onshore wind turbine locations.

According to the saying from Secretary, the map is used to improve the siting of future wind energy projects as well as aid land managers in devising more up-to-date land-use and multiple-use plans.

In the map, we can see basic information of each site in mouse click infobox. There is a zooming icon inside the infobox that map users can zoom in to the map for specific site in a second.

interactive us map wind farm

Interactive Homicide Report for Los Angeles

There is an interactive map for homicide reports in Los Angeles County that any death deemed a homicide by the coroner’s office will be included in the report.

This interactive report is a clustering map that map users can zoom in the map by clicking the bubble. Detailed information of the individual homicide (e.g. report of the case, updated news of the arrests, and court trials) can be seen by selecting a specific point on the map.

Heat map overlay is also applied on the map for highlighting regions in various homicide levels.

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Since 2007, 33% of the deaths in L.A. come from the African American community that gun violence accounted for 74% of it. (We have previously shared another U.S. map about gun violence.)

Map Reviews: 4/5 Stars
This interactive map is very informative and user-friendly that provides detailed information for individual case on a neat and simple interface. Clear and simple interface are key elements when creating a map, and here are some highlights for this map:

  • Clustering feature helps simplifying numerous points on the map
  • Category legend is provided for user to disable useless information on the map
  • Heat map layer in light and soft color tone keep the map looks simple
  • Heat map legend is provided for indication

As an interactive report, this map is easy to navigate and valuable for residents to keep tracking the safety status in their community.

Interactive US Map: Snowfall Report

Recently USA is being affected by the polar vortex, and regions like Central Pennsylvania is under winter storm warming. For checking the updated snowfall and temperatures, residents may refer to the following interactive snowfall report that created by National Weather Service.

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Residents can mouse click the points for details in the popup box, or look for the information in the marker list.

Heat Map: How the World Think Towards America

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How do you think about America? The Pew Research Global Attitude Project has tracked opinion in 39 countries to see how the public think about the United States, and then Business Insider, Australia rendered the data in the below heat map.

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According to the map:

  • Philippines, Ghana, and Israel even have higher opinion of the U.S. rather than Americans.
  • Among all the Asian countries, South Koreans have the highest opinion towards the U.S.
  • People in Pakistan are most unfavorable towards the U.S. among all the interviewed countries.

Detailed bar chart report can be seen HERE.

Map Reviews: 3.5/5 Stars
The static world map and bar chart can be combined into an interactive map in few steps:

  1. Create heat map by importing heat map data
  2. Create mouseover infobox for each region
  3. Insert bar chart image into each infobox
  4. External links can also be added to the regions for additional information

Video Tutorial: Share and Publish Interactive Images

Few weeks ago, we have introduced steps for creating interactive floor plan, and now we are sharing a new video tutorial about sharing and publishing the created interactive maps online in following ways:

  1. instantly share the image project by hosting it on iiCreator server
  2. upload the image project by hosting it on your own server using FTP settings

Detailed steps can be seen in the following video:

More showcases can be seen HERE.