A graphics editor at The New York Times.

Kartograph Mapping Framework

I missed some crucial features1 in existing open source GIS tools, so I started to write my own.

The Python package Kartograph.py allows you to project, filter, join and simplify geo data as well as exporting the results as SVG or KML mals. Additionally there's a tiny coffee-script library Kartograph.js, built on top of RaphaelJS, that allows you to render the SVG files within web pages and build interactive maps with it.

  1. for instance exporting projected vector maps including meta data or topology preserving simplification

March 2012