Blue Marble in Tableau

Before the awe-inspiring photograph of the Pale Blue Dot, and the more recent image of an evening “star” in the Martian sky, the crew of Apollo 17 captured our home world in The Blue Marble (AS17-148-22727). Possibly the most reproduced photograph in human history, this piece of “viz art” I created using Tableau Public adds... Continue Reading →


Lights, Water, Elections

What do watersheds, urban light pollution, and the 2012 presidential election have to do with each other? I don't know, but I made a map. I've combined these three disparate geospatial data layers to produce the image below of the lower 48 states (sorry Alaska, Hawaii, Puerto Rico, Guam, and other territories/insular areas of the... Continue Reading →

Lunar Artifacts Map

I created this map using Tableau several years ago to practice using the software. The data came from the "Catalogue of Manmade Material on the Moon" (pdf) compiled by NASA's History Program Office.      

Folk Cartography

Deep and narrow streets of the old cities weave their way between the ancient buildings towering above. Here the air is thick with ages of human memory, hanging stagnant within the cobblestone alleys and swirling around church1 spires. These memories drift above the distant hills1 and are buried deep within the churned soil of fields1... Continue Reading →

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