Sunday, March 06, 2011

Map of Earthquake Prone Buildings in Wellington

On the weekend, I took the PDF that Hon. Peter Dunne (my local MP) provided of the earthquake prone buildings in Wellington New Zealand and put them onto a map.

I initially tried to use Google Docs to do this, because I thought it should be relatively easy to map data from a Google Spreadsheet. I thought that this would be an initial usage scenario. It seems that it isn't. So, instead I used BatchGeo. They have a pretty quick and easy service, complete with Geocoding.

Here is what their online tool created when I gave it the CSV file:

View Wellington NZ, EQP Buildings in a full screen map

The full screen map includes a list of the locations mapped.

Of course, the next morning, I found out that James over at maptd used Google Fusion Tables, which allow you to directly map data from a spreadsheet onto Google Maps. I'll have to look into them next. I would like to be able to keep the grouped view that BatchGeo provides in any reworking.


Nadrah Ibrahim said...

Just wanting to clarify as to what served means? Serverly earthquake prone or dealt with?

Jason Pollock said...

I believe it means the building has been served a notice that it IS earthquake prone.