This week, I’ve taken the same population density variable I used last week and plotted it for Brantford, Ontario. I’ll be speaking about open StatCan data to our journalism students in Brantford in a few days’ time, so it was only fair to plot the same variable for our students in this city, too.
(Click here to open the map in its own window.)
This map is created with:
- Data from the 2011 Census of Canada, at the census tract level.
- QGIS, an open source GIS programme
- OpenStreetMap, an open source, crowdsourced world map (Think Google Maps but open and free)
- qgis2leaf, a QGIS plugin that automates a lot of the codework