Visualizing complex geographic data (like a multi-state national launch plan)
Planning complex national product launches can be tricky. Each region will have a number of special requirements, be they capacity, regulation, facilities, or partners.
I built this mapping tool to allow simple visibility over the expansion wave timing (colors and timeline below), and the status of each state (8 small boxes, each representing the status of a critical local requirement).
I started trying to simply build the US map, but then realized that it was very straight forward to add additional visualization modules:
The customizable labels
The state status glyphs (small boxes with green/red/grey indicators)
), and split it apart into its separate text markup components - the path files (geo shapes), the labels, and the custom pointer lines and rectangles for the small states. This let me add programmatic content to the text, like changing colors, coordinates and label formatting, which let me create the map above. It is really easy to add new maps: so I found a reasonable world map rendering, and added new rows (and a new category column) to the