Experimentation with geospatial mapping
Recently I experimented with geospatial mapping techniques in R. I looked at both static and interactive maps. Embedding the media into a WordPress blog would be simple enough with a static map. The latter would require (for me) a new technique to retain the interactivity inside a blog post.
My web-site visitor log, combined with longitude and latitude data from MaxMind’s GeoLite2, offered a basis for analysis. Although less precise than the GeoIP2 database, this would be more than adequate for my purpose of getting to country and city level. I settled on the Leaflet package for visualisation given the interactivity and pleasing choice of aesthetics.
The results however were a little puzzling.
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