Nepal-related posts and blogging.
How to make choropleths in R
How to make choropleth maps with R [UPDATE: This post was generated using Rmarkdown. The code for that is here.] There are many tools to make choropleths out there, each offering various levels of difficulty, and with various advantages. There are cartodb and mapbox which are great for creating server-“baked” tilesets, leaflet and d3.js for […]
Join me, for a labor of love (and if you can’t, help me advertise)
Dear blog-readers (yes, the three of you), I would like your help in soliciting applicants for a labor of love, the Monsoon workshop. I have spoken to at least one of you about the idea of the Monsoon collective, and in fact, your encouragement has contributed existentially to the collective’s first activity, the Monsoon workshop. The […]
Another Perspective from Nepal – Social Media As a Civic Activism Tool.
Writers at various blogs and newspaper columns have responded to the protests demanding a constitution by the May 28 deadline organized largely on Facebook. In fact, I was inspired to write this article after reading the great summary at Global Vo…
Mobile/Social Media in the Nepali Media
For those not in the know, I am now in Nepal, and will try to blog from here about some of the Innovative things happening here, with the perspective of someone who has returned for four months after ten years of living abroad. First, the pleasant…