Find your park with ReactJS

This year marks the 100th anniversary of the National Park Service, an organization established by Congress for “preserving the ecological and historical integrity of the places entrusted to its management while also making them available and accessible for public use and enjoyment”. Among the centennial festivities is a call to get out to experience the National Parks and “Find Your Park.”

Advanced Google Maps with JavaScript

In our previous post about building interactive maps with Python and Javascript we learned how to create a GeoJSON dataset of campgrounds and display information on a Google Map with markers, using the Google Maps JavaScript API. We’re going to build on that foundation in today’s post by showing you how to use some more advanced techniques that are not discussed in Google’s documentation. To create a more customized user experience, we are going to learn how to filter markers and how to display marker GeoJSON outside of the Google Maps object

An Introduction to Object Oriented Data Science in Python

A lot of focus in the data science community is on reducing the complexity and time involved in data gathering, cleaning, and organization. This article discusses how object oriented design techniques from software engineering can be used to reduce coding overhead and create robust, reusable data acquisition and cleaning systems. I’ll provide an overview of object oriented design and walk through an example of using these techniques for getting and…

Distance: measurements between points

Finding the distance between two latitude, longitude points is a small but important function of our favorite apps and gadgets. When building, a web platform for camping in the Pacific Northwest, I knew distance would be an important feature for searching campgrounds. In this post I’ll cover several ways to measure geographic distances and how to decide what works best for your application. Geographic distance Distance between two points… sounds like that Pythagoras…