Photograph – Cape Cod Canal

Cape Cod Canal

Cape Cod Canal

The Cape Cod Canal separates the Cape from the mainland. It was built in the early 1900’s, has since been widened, and is now operated by the US Army Corps of Engineers. Flat, paved access roads on both sides of the canal offer excellent biking. A visitor center in Sandwich provides interesting exhibits that chronicle the history of the canal.
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Photograph – Provincetown

MacMillan Pier

MacMillan Pier

Provincetown, Massachusetts is a resort community with a rich arts tradition. Boutiques and galleries are plenty. It also has a storied fishing heritage – fishermen, many of Portuguese descent, have plied the waters of Cape Cod Bay and the Atlantic beyond for cod, haddock, and shellfish. MacMillan Pier, seen in my photograph above (enhanced with artistic filters), is now home to a variety of fishing, harbor cruise, and whale-watching charter boats. The small buildings with flags flying are the ticket booths for those businesses. The pirate insignia marks the location of the Whydah Museum containing a collection of artifacts from the shipwreck found off the coast of Wellfleet, a short distance away.
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Technology – D3 Force Diagram

I’ve developed a simple demonstration of the D3 Force layout, which shows a graph where entities are represented by circles and the relationships between those entities are represented by lines that connect the circles. In this example, I show a selection of works in my Stamp Treks series of photographs (green circles), linking them to the New England state in which the subject resides (orange circles), and an indication of the type of subject (blue circle).

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Technology – Data Visualization

One of the technology areas I’ve always been interested in is data visualization, the rendering of information using charts. I’ve been experimenting with D3, the Data Driven Document javascript library which makes transforming data and subsequent display fairly easy. The library doesn’t provide easy graphing right out of the box, but instead offers an extremely flexible framework for leveraging javascript, HTML5, and SVG technologies to create highly customizable and interactive data visualizations.

I’ll be providing some posts that explore some of the capabilities of this library.