Build your own interactive map

The Oxford Internet Institute have been playing around with their own Visualization Library which is out there as open source. One of the things I’ve been doing recently is building the back end to a customiser, which takes your data and preferences and gives you a nicely compiled version.

The back end is written in bespoke ColdFusion, but am in the process of moving it over to cfWheels – having a framework with good documentation really helps when there’s more than one person working on it!

Anyway, it’s now in Beta, so give it a shot – http://api.oii.ox.ac.uk/InteractiveVisBuilder/ – as always, any feedback greatly appreciated!

Fun with isotope.js

Just released this – http://www.oxfordmartin.ox.ac.uk/labs/bigquestions – which uses the fab isotope.js library. A bit of fun / experiment – cfWheels powering the back end for that whole site; was stupidly easy to get wheels to return HTML via ajax to populate the grid.

Go have a play – some interesting videos there too.