Chapter 8: Visualizing Geographically Distributed Data

Visualizing geographically distributed data is vital for many scientific fields, such as ecology and climate sciences. It is essential to highlight patterns that arise from the spatial distribution of samples. Also, it is crucial to understand processes affecting the globe, such as climate change.

This chapter will briefly introduce the main Plots and Makie ecosystem packages for visualizing such data. In particular, we will learn how to plot choropleth and street maps.

In this chapter, we’re going to cover the following main topics:

  • Creating choropleth maps
  • Introducing OpenStreetMapX

Technical requirements

For this chapter, you will need Julia, Pluto, and a web browser with an internet ...

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