Designing Map Cutouts with {sf} and {ggplot2}

I wanted to make a nice map as a holiday present for a friend. The idea was that it would be a small circular map of the roads in Tacoma,...

Evaluating our precinct boundary approximation algorithm with v-measure

Introduction and intuition In the last post, I described the algorithm we wrote to approximate precinct boundaries in Ohio. We were pretty happy with how it was performing...

Voting Rights Data Institute for Students

Writing a classification algorithm to build precinct shapefiles in Ohio

About the project This past summer I worked at the Voting Rights Data Institute at Tufts and MIT in Cambridge, MA. Broadly, we worked on projects related to...

Mapping DC's urban farms and gardens

I made spring rolls for dinner with vegetables I got from the market (some of them, at least) and it reminded me of how much I love urban agriculture. It...