Hello. My name is Andy. I make maps.
My company is Axis Maps. We are four cartographers who create interactive web maps, from data to design to code.
I live in Cambridge, Massachusetts and enjoy mapping all kinds of Boston stuff. Before that was Madison, Wisconsin. Natively, home is in the Dayton, Ohio area.
- Twitter: @awoodruff
- Blogs: my blog, the Axis Maps blog, and Bostonography.
- Speaking and teaching: materials from some recent talks and tutorials
- Code: GitHub
- Professional stuff: I'm on the Board of Directors of NACIS, and help organize Maptime Boston.
- Things for sale: typographic maps and Boston maps.
See some projects I've worked on below, and let's talk maps together sometime, friend!
Drop me a line at email@example.com.
More experiments in canvas-based terrain mapping, finding and animating hypothetical drainage.
An animated map of 250K earthquakes and volcanic eruptions since 1960, for the Smithsonian Museum of Natural History.
An attempt at hachure maps went off the rails but ended up being kind of pretty.
What's really across the ocean when you look straight out? Coastlines turn, and the world is round.
Interactive exploration of how Daylight Saving Time and time zones affect sunrise and sunset.
Touchscreen browsers for an exhibition of historic maps at the Boston Public Library.
Animated map of 15 years of job gains and losses.
Interactive charts for Kirk Goldsberry's Grantland article on top NBA shooters and scorers.
Animated interactive map of the slave rebellion in Jamaica of 1760–1761.
Bus locations and speeds in the Boston area over time: live maps and 24 hour composites.
Cynthia Brewer's work on color schemes for maps. We at Axis Maps built and maintain the current version of the tool.
Detailed city maps made entirely of type. I'll probably never have a better idea than this. We sell posters!
Dashboard for exploring, comparing, and visualizing various California health estimates.
An interactive site explaining and highlighting natural gas infrastructure problems in Massachusetts.
Interactive map of Illinois public health data.
Aggregates news stories related to climate change in the US, alongside some pertinent geographic data.
A visualization of prices for 400 commodities across 245 different markets and some 1000 years of history.
View trip patterns to and from stations in Boston's Hubway bicycle-sharing program based on a variety of filters.
Interactive map showig quality-of-health-care data across various measures and scales in the US.
Five map features I've done for the wonderful Ideas section of the Boston Sunday Globe.
Dominant hues of some 50,000 geotagged photos in the central Boston area during summer months.
NY Times September 11 Map
User-shared memories of 9/11. Map is defunct now, but hey, gotta show off my one NYT collaboration!
A general-purpose Massachusetts basemap for a regional planning agency.
A few infographics to pluck out some interesting bits of information from the Hubway bike-share data.
A celebration of the unique shapes of Boston's so-called "squares."
88 counties, 88 keys on a standard piano. Data becomes music!
My first experiment with what we later called a "value-by-alpha" map, as an alternative to election cartograms.
Interactive exploratory map of natural areas on UW-Madison's campus.
UW Online Campus Map
A prior version of the University of Wisconsin-Madison's web map. It's gone now, but I totally worked on it.
From the days before Google Maps: an interactive map viewer for dash-cam videos of Cincinnati streets.
A cartographic overview of the abandoned Cincinnati subway project of the 1920s.