Tag: qgis


City Heatmaps

Heatmaps of Paul’s time spent in various cities.

Mapping Resources

A collection of software and reference material that I’ve found useful for GPS logging and cartography.


I’ve created a variety of maps.

Blog Posts

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.

Distance From Home by Day

On average, I’m furthest from home in mid-February each year.

Beavercreek Bathrooms

Playing around with county parcel data to create maps of questionable usefulness.

CONUS Colored by ZIP Code

A map showing the progression of ZIP Codes throughout the contiguous United States.

Visualizing GPS Data With QGIS

This tutorial will teach you how to use QGIS to generate a map image from GPX track data.

Travel Heatmap

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.

Unlucky Gate 13

Map of U.S. airports with or without a gate 13.

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.