A collection of software and reference material that I’ve found useful for GPS logging and cartography.
I’ve created a variety of maps.
How I Store My Driving Logs (2021)
I organized my driving logs into a single KML file and wrote a script to automatically import GPS data.
9 Feb 2021
Distance From Home by Day
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
CONUS Colored by ZIP Code
A map showing the progression of ZIP Codes throughout the contiguous United States.
29 Jul 2020
Visualizing GPS Data With QGIS
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
Unlucky Gate 13
Map of U.S. airports with or without a gate 13.
18 Jan 2020
PAX West Area Map
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
Ohio County Courthouses
In the summer of 2016, I visited every one of Ohio’s 88 counties.
4 Jul 2016