Interactive Black Nazerene Procession Route Map

Today (9 January) is the procession of the Black Nazarene, Nuestro Padre Jesús Nazareno, which will take 10-12 hours due to a new route. This year the procession will pass through Jones Bridge rather than MacArthur Bridge because of the safety issue. Check out the following route map for the detail.

View Feast of Nazareno Route Map (2014) in a larger map

Heat Map: How the World Think Towards America


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.


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

Interactive Route Map: Trace Andres Bonifacio’s Steps

Today (November 30) is Bonifacio Day from Philippines. In order to celebrate this national holiday, has create an interactive map to take a peek into the life of Andres Bonifacio, a Filipino nationalist and revolutionary, by tracing his footsteps on the map.


Map users can mouse click marker for description in popup boxes, and locations of monuments and shrines have also been pinned on the map.

Map Reviews: 3.5/5 Stars
Creative map that presents a person’s life story by tracing his footsteps on the map, and provided brief information in the popup box. Though the map can be improved in following aspects:

  • Some icons are hidden when there are numbers of pins in a small area that issue can be solved by enable markers clustering.
  • Content within the infobox of the line is not really related to the map theme as it is only the direction instruction of the drawn line. More information about Bonifacio can be inserted into the infobox to enrich the map content in this case.
  • The infobox is a bit dull that lack of image, video, or external link that multi-media content can be added for attracting the map users.

World Map: Road Kills across the Globe

Deaths caused by road accidents has already reached 1.24 million per year across the globe, and it will triple to 3.6 million per year by 2030, and road accidents will become the fifth leading cause of death in the developing countries, according to the World Health Organization’s (WHO) most recent Global Burden of Disease study. Here is an interactive world map that annotating roads kill percentage in each country, and detailed statistic chart can be seen when mouseover the regions, and full story can be seen when mouse click the markers.


Here are some highlights from the report and the map:

  • New York City, U.S., has made great strides in reducing traffic fatalities with its streets among the safest in the road.
  • Sweden is the industrialized country with the lowest roads kill.
  • Dramatically increased numbers of new drivers and vehicles on the road is the main course for the high road fatalities rate in Russia.
  • In Egypt, people died in road traffic crashes every year exceed the toll of those who died in the revolution.
  • In Liberia, 66% road fatalities were among pedestrians, which was the worst record among African countries.
  • The Dominican Republic is the most dangerous place to drive in the Americas, with nearly 42 fatalities per 100,000 in population.
  • The Islamic Republic of Iran has the worst driving record in the Middle East, with 34 deaths per 100,000 in population.
  • In the past, people in Nigeria can buy a driving license even you have not taken driving lessons and passed a test, so it is not surprising with the high roads kill percentage.
  • Philippines has just passed a new drunk driving law earlier in 2013, but fails to establish a legal blood alcohol content level for intoxication, and let’s see if roads kill can be reduced.


By the way, we find this world map very informative, which is not complicated to create.  First, you can easily find a world map template with all regions on the website, and then add mouseover information box, which text content, table and images, and external links can be inserted, to related regions. Finally, you can create heat map with map legend to indicate the road kills percentage in various countries.

Here is a video tutorial about creating heat map, and you can also create an informative world map that similar to the above one in few steps:

Clickable Google Map: WWF Tuna Tracking in Philippines


The WWF Coral Triangle Global Initiative has created an interactive Google Map for tracking the adult yellowfin tunas in the waters of Mindoro Occidental, Philippines.

The World Wildlife Fund (WWF), cooperated with the Philippine Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR), is doing an experiment about providing data to scientists from pop-up satellite tags that have been attached to adult yellowfin tuna in the Coral Triangle. Four fishes, named Amihan, Badjao, Hagibis and Buhawi, have been tagged, and their detailed information and moving routes can be seen in the tracking map.