Julia -- that looks just like what I think I need! That's fantastic. I'll have 
to dig deeper to find out for sure, but it looks like they've developed the 
kind of tool I was thinking of.

-----Original Message-----
From: Code for Libraries [mailto:CODE4LIB@LISTS.CLIR.ORG] On Behalf Of Julia 
Sent: Wednesday, February 21, 2018 5:52 PM
Subject: Re: [CODE4LIB] datavis question: filtering data table by map clicks

What about DataMaps? http://datamaps.github.io/ You'd need to do a tiny bit of 
custom coding in popupTemplate, but it looks like it really would be just a 
tiny bit?



Julia Bauder

Social Studies and Data Services Librarian

Grinnell College Libraries

1111 Sixth Ave.

Grinnell, IA 50112


On Wed, Feb 21, 2018 at 4:16 PM, Ken Irwin <kir...@wittenberg.edu> wrote:

> Thanks Christina --
> An image-map like this is an option, but a bit of a painstaking one. 
> For something that needs to operate on a country-by-country basis (as 
> opposed to continent-sized groups as on Pangaea), but shape-creation 
> could get a bit cumbersome. I'm hoping there's a service that might do 
> a good job of handling the heavy-lifting to turn a text list with 
> associated countries into a slick-and-easy filterable list.
> After banging on Tableau for a while, and with some help from their 
> support community, I've been able to devise something like what I want 
> (albiet with Tableau's built-in limitations in terms of presentation):
> https://public.tableau.com/profile/ken.irwin#!/vizhome/
> GraphicTravelogue/Dashboard1
> As a proof-of-concept, I took a bibliography of graphic travel 
> narratives from various countries and put them into this viz. It's not 
> perfect, but it's a start.
> Any other ideas out there would be very welcome as well.
> Thanks
> Ken
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Code for Libraries [mailto:CODE4LIB@LISTS.CLIR.ORG] On Behalf Of 
> Pikas, Christina K.
> Sent: Wednesday, February 21, 2018 7:41 AM
> Subject: Re: [CODE4LIB] datavis question: filtering data table by map 
> clicks
> https://www.pangaea.de/ has that and I think all their code is open?  
> I think you can either click on a country or draw a bounding box.
> On the first page you don't get very granular, but on the results from 
> that you can get extremely detailed.
> Christina
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Code for Libraries [mailto:CODE4LIB@LISTS.CLIR.ORG] On Behalf Of 
> Ken Irwin
> Sent: Tuesday, February 20, 2018 8:06 PM
> Subject: [CODE4LIB] datavis question: filtering data table by map 
> clicks
> Hi folks,
> I'm looking for the right tool for the job. I'm helping a faculty 
> member who wants an interactive bibliography: click on the map and get 
> all of the bib entries that pertain to that country. It would be like 
> the visual equivalent of this common way of filtering text with jQuery:
> https://www.w3schools.com/howto/howto_js_filter_lists.asp
> I'm imagining some thing that looks a bit like this, with the country 
> highlighted and the bib details below:
> [cid:image002.png@01D3AA86.0EE45160]
> This screenshot cobbles together a couple of views I was able to put 
> together in Tableau, and I imagine that Tableau might be able to 
> support the kind of application we're going for. But maybe a different 
> datavis tool would do it easier, better, etc.
> Does anyone know of a tool that would do this sort of 
> filter-by-map-click function? Anyone know what that kind of function 
> might be called? It seems like it would be super-cool, but my Google-fu has 
> failed me thus far.
> So far, I can get Tableau to show me the bib details for a single 
> entry when there's only one entry per country, or it will show  me (as 
> seen
> above) the number of entries for a country with more numerous entries, 
> then it takes a few clicks to get to the bib details.
> Any ideas?
> Thanks
> Ken

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