Chapter 9 Mapping and Publishing On The Line

This chapter details our design process and web technologies we used to create this open-access digital book. Our interactive maps and charts, built with open-source code libraries such as Leaflet and Chart.js, help broader audiences to visualize spatial and historical change over time. The chapter also describes our publishing workflow, based on the open-source Bookdown package for RStudio, which produces both HTML web pages and PDF print pages. We share our knowledge about these tools so that others may innovate and build more digital books to tell their own stories.

Maps by Year

by Jack Dougherty and Ilya Ilyankou

List of maps created for On The Line, listed by earliest year of data. Click links to explore the full-size interactive versions on the web, access the source data and code, and read in context in this book.

Screenshot Description and Links
map image Town Borders in Hartford County, CT, from 1600s to Present.
Explore the full-size interactive map.
View open-source code and historical data.
Read in context in Carving Up Town Boundaries.
map image Racial Change in Hartford County, CT, 1900-2018.
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View open-source code and historical data.
Read in context in Segregating Along Color Lines.
map image Home Value Index in Hartford County, CT, from 1910-2010.
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Read in context in Richest City in the Nation.
map image Real Estate Development in West Hartford CT, 1920s.
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Read in context in A Jewish Grocer & the Origins of Zoning.
map image Exclusionary Zoning in West Hartford, CT, 1924-present.
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Read in context in Bringing Zoning to Connecticut.
map image Neighborhood Change in Connecticut, 1934-present.
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View open-source code and historical data. Read in context in Teaching Segregation in Connecticut.
map image Federal Home Owners’ Loan Corporation “Redlining” in Hartford area, 1937.
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View the open-source code and historical data. Read in context in Federal Lending and Redlining.
map image Racially Restrictive Covenants in Hartford area, 1940s.
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Read in context in Restricting with Racial Covenants.
map image Zoning in Avon, Bloomfield, and West Hartford CT, 1950s.
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Read in context in the Expanding Zoning Across Suburbs.
map image Compare US Elementary School Districts at the Same Scale, with Student Poverty, 2017.
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map image Old Schoolhouses in Connecticut, featuring photos by Johnna Kaplan.
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Read in context in Consolidating Rural School Districts.

TODO: Add more maps; add charts section

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