A collection of software and reference material that I’ve found useful for GPS logging and cartography.
I’ve created a variety of maps.
I organized my driving logs into a single KML file and wrote a script to automatically import GPS data.
- 9 Feb 2021
On average, I’m furthest from home in mid-February each year.
- 1 Jan 2021
Ever since I learned how to make heatmaps, I’ve wanted to track everywhere I go within a city I’m visiting on a given trip. I did so this weekend for a Cincinnati staycation.
- 28 Sep 2020
Playing around with county parcel data to create maps of questionable usefulness.
- 20 Aug 2020
A map showing the progression of ZIP Codes throughout the contiguous United States.
- 29 Jul 2020
This tutorial will teach you how to use QGIS to generate a map image from GPX track data.
- 29 Jun 2020
For my 2010s Decade in Travel post, I manually created a heatmap showing the parts of the United States and world where I’d spent the most time traveling. Since I’ve been playing around with QGIS recently, I went ahead and used it to create a proper heatmap of my travels.
- 26 Apr 2020
Map of U.S. airports with or without a gate 13.
- 18 Jan 2020
PAX West spreads out beyond the Washington State Convention Center into many downtown Seattle event spaces. I created a map of convention venues and affiliated hotels.
- 15 Jun 2017