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Mapping Holiday Cards

I’ve been sending holiday cards since college, and have been keeping formal track of my list since 2013. This year I decided to geocode my card list to analyze where I’ve been sending my cards and where people have moved.

I started with a CSV of all addresses, then geocoded it using a python script. I initially wrote the output to geoJSON, but ended up creating custom JSON to better describe the relationships at play– humans that receive one card per year at a particular place. From here I brought it into Leaflet, and using the Leafet Moving Marker plugin, animated people that have changed locations from year to year.

The final code is up on GitHub. See the link below for the map:

Mapping Holiday Cards

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