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.
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