Spatio-temporal Visualization of Human Development Index
MAT 259, 2015
For the final project, I decided to use the Human Development Index data. The United Nations Development Program provides some APIs (http://hdr.undp.org/en/data/api) to query the dataset. There are altogether 187 countries and regions and hdi across 9 years.
United Nations Development Program API (http://hdr.undp.org/en/data/api)
Originally, I wanted to map these countries and regions onto a world map using the Unfolding map library, but after exploring the library for a while, I found the library not really customizable, so I decided to use the 3d visualization I did last time. I found the coordinates of the capital city of every country and geo locate them on the globe.
I found the coordinates of the capital city of every country and geo locate them on the globe. I used points to represent the hdi value, the larger the point size, the bigger the hdi value. The points are also categorized into 4 groups based on their hdi values.