Moving parts of a country over a map

I love making maps, I also love making gifs. In this short post I make an animated gif of parts of a map moving. In this case the parts of the map only move in the xy direction, but you can also turn them, and make them bigger or smaller. Today I show you how I made a part of the Netherlands ‘float away’. It is part of a larger nonsense project (I have many silly projects), and mostly just to document my path to learning about spatial analytics. [Read More]

Adding bananas from the commandline (extending the oomsifier)

Sometimes you just want to add bananas from the commandline. Previously I created a small script that takes an image and adds a dancing banana to the bottom left of the image. I wanted to make an API too, but that will have to wait till next year. Today we will create a commandline script that will do the same thing. With the excellent explanation in Mark Sellors' guide I have now created a cmdline thingy in very few steps. [Read More]

Building the oomsifyer

Today I will show you a quick hack (OK it took me like 4 hours during my travels today yesterday and today), on how to add a dancing banana to any picture. Now, you might be thinking… Really, why would you add a dancing banana to a picture, but I don’t have time for that kind of negativity in my life. Why oomsifier? Jeroen Ooms is one of those crazy productive people in the R world. [Read More]