The purpose of this project is to provide a resource for those who would like to develop or use a professionally designed interactive choropleth map.
This project was spawned from one of the assignments given out at the 3rd Philly Give Camp. The original project was the answer to a request from the Coalition Against Hunger to create an interactive choropleth map for the purpose of peoperly displaying information gathered in most comprehensive report on hunger in the state of pennsylvania ever generated.
On the drive home from the Philly Give Camp, I got to thinking about all of the improvements that we could do to make this project even better. By the time I got home, I decided what the project really needed was a complete re-write.
And thus, this project was born.
Our first goal should be to create an interactive choropleth map based on the Leaflet tutorial.
Follow the correct standards on using geoJSON to input information, including any "report" information, into the map.
Output the report data into a leaflet map control layer. This is the most browser compatible way to displaying data from the report.
Extend the geoJSON import function to allow for data to be fed in directly from a public google docs spreadsheet.