Some Ticket Splitting on Election Day 2017, Krasner Wins Anyway

Larry Krasner Wins Philly’s District Attorney RaceLarry Krasner, the “completely unelectable” progressive District Attorney candidate managed to skate through another election after dominating the May Democratic Primary. He will officially be Philly’s 26th DA next year. Geographically, the vote distribution was not terribly surprising, with Krasner dominating the City’s core and Republican candidate Beth Grossman […]

Final Results in Philly’s DA Race

Larry Krasner wins Democratic Primary in Philly’s District Attorney RaceNote: This post and related map were updated on 5/25/17 with final (100% reporting) precinct results.Final tallies are still coming in, but it’s pretty clear that progressive Larry Krasner has won the crowded D.A. race in Philly’s Democratic Primary. Krasner beat out six other candidates with, […]

A Simple Countdown

We live in strange timesHere’s a simple little reminder that we are moving toward some important dates. This isn’t much of a mapping post, but it was a fun and quick javascript project. These timers will be here, ticking the time away.   Time until 2018 Midterm Elections (Nov. 6, 2018)   Time until 2020 […]

Philly OpenStreetMap Project: the first four months

#mapgoalsHappy 2017 everyone. Another year, another set of #mapgoals.In August, I set out on a mission to full map the City of Philadelphia on OpenStreetMap with high quality, high resolution data. This is a supremely tall order, but progress has been steady. Frankly, the OSM data of the City has been severely lacking, and open […]

Testing Polling Error, or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Polls

11/8/16 Note: Hey, so when I was rerunning my model on election day, I noticed a serious error. I accidentally had Clinton and Trump’s numbers swapped in West Virginia. There is an extremely low chance of Clinton winning there. It has been corrected now. It didn’t change the prediction much, but did drop her probability […]

Talking about Data Acquisition at Burlington County GIS Day

Burlington County GIS will be having their GIS Day celebration on November 2 at Rowan College at Burlington County. I’ve been invited to speak about aerial data acquisition and mapping. I’ll be covering Digital Acquisition, aerial triangulation, orthophoto production, and Aerial Lidar. The official flyer for the event is here. Register here. Here are the […]

Mapping Presidential Candidate Support Part 2: Nationwide

Zooming out, again.Due to the (relative) popularity of my last post on Presidential candidate support in PA, I’ve written a follow up. Using the same methods described in that post, I removed the location filter and generated a list of all donors to each candidate across the entire United States. The script combed through the […]

Mapping Presidential Candidate Support Part 1: Pennsylvania

Challenge AcceptedTime for me to dive into this insane election. A friend of mine (who lives in NoLibs) recently made a passing comment to me that “almost everyone in South Philly is a Trump supporter.” This was a ridiculous statement from a friend who loves to troll me about my love of South Philly. Nevertheless, […]