Archive for the ‘maps’ Category

Barcelona urban history in 26 interactive maps

Monday, July 4th, 2016

The Historic Charter of Barcelona is a tool to explain the history of the city through the cartographies that describe it. It contains 26 maps that have been drawn from texts, historical cartographies, archaeological maps, modern cartography and contemporary digital maps. A committee of historians specialized in the various historical eras have cross-checked and corrected the documents under the direction of the Barcelona City History Museum (MUHBA).


The project was done by 300.000 km/s, my part was the configuration of the mapping server and the programming of the web front end. The backend consists of Mapnik rendering map tiles which get served by TileStache. On the frontend we are running OpenLayers using raster tiles but also geojson layers. (more…)

The digital divide in the city of Barcelona

Saturday, February 20th, 2016

The report The digital divide in the city of Barcelona describes Barcelonans ICT access, use, and the quality of their use. It was put out by the Mobile World Capital Foundation at the request of the Barcelona City Hall, in an effort to detect disparities between districts.


Factors such as age, education, income level and employment impact the way information and knowledge are accessed, giving rise to what has been called the “digital divide.” Specifically, the digital divide refers to the inequality between those who have access to knowledge via new technologies, and those without it.  (more…)

Mapear territorios olvidados

Friday, February 5th, 2016

Territoris Oblidats trabaja la sostenibilidad y la accesibilidad urbana. Quiere repensar el diseño urbano para el uso de las personas. Su web presenta experiencias de áreas en desuso en Barcelona, a través de este formulario se puede anadir  nuevos territorisos. La web y el backend del mapa estan basada en WordPress, el mapa utiliza Leaflet.js.


Mapping hate crimes

Sunday, December 6th, 2015

On December 1st we presented, a memory of 25 years of oblivion. It’s the result of a year long research into deaths caused by hate crimes in Spain. The websites lists 86 cases with a total amount of 88 homicides categorized as Homophobia, Ideological hatred, Islamophobia, Racism and xenophobia, Violence ultra football, Antisemitism, Misogyny, etc.


We run on WordPress and developed three plugins and a child theme which are available as free software. So it should be easy to set up your own website for mapping hate crimes or similar geolocated registers. (more…)

Mapa de recursos Marianao

Thursday, June 12th, 2014

Utilizando los scripts desarrollados para Barris i Crisi, monté un mapa de recursos para la Fundación Marianao en Sant Boi de Llobregat. El mapa muestra los recursos del barrio clasificado por diferentes categorías como educación, social o salud y bienestar.


Esta basado en Leaflet utilizando Mapbox como proveedor del mapa. El filtro de categorías esta escrito en Javascript y alimentado directamente desde una hoja cálculo de Google Drive. Los iconos están son del fantastico Maki icon set y renderizado utilizando el plugin de Leaflet MakiMarkers.

Aquí puedes probar el mapa.

Neighbourhoods and crisis

Friday, February 28th, 2014

Barris i Crisi means neighbourhoods and crisis in Catalan and is an university project which tries to answer two main aims: Analyse the impact of the crisis on social and spatial inequalities in Catalonian municipalities and their effects on the most disadvantaged neighbourhoods. And secondly, identify responses to this situation by the own neighbourhoods and understand the elements which contribute to the resilience of the communities to the crisis.



Linz pflückt: Fruits for free

Sunday, May 26th, 2013

simple_leaf_xxhdpiLinz Pflückt shows more than 2000 public fruit trees in the city of Linz. The basic data comes from the open data portal which was launched as part of the Open Commons Region Linz. The dataset contains information on species, genus, tree height, etc. which we extended with information such as maturity and fruit category.

The fruits of the trees are freely available public domain, which may be picked and eaten by every person! Look at the trees and enjoy the taste of the fruits!

You as fruit fan are invited to evaluate the fruits, comment on the trees and to enrich them with photos. With your submissions, the project is gaining usability and usefulness.

Linz Pflückt is also available as app for Android devices. Owners of other phones can use the mobile version of the website.

The project was built using free software frameworks as OpenStreetMaps, leafletjs and WordPress.

OpenStreetMap con Drupal y WordPress

Wednesday, July 7th, 2010

casastristes sabadellHace poco mostré como utilizar OpenStreetMap a través de la librería de JavaScript Openlayers. Ahora miramos como incrustarlo dentro de gestores de contenidos como Drupal y WordPress.