Hi! I’m David Anthony McNamara, a software developer with special interest in environmental and social issues.
I believe creative use of geospatial information technology can help solve some of the planet’s most pressing issues. I love finding imaginative ways to visualise and explore data.
Have a look around and please get in contact if you think we could work together.
Rainforest Connection (RFCx) transforms recycled cell-phones into autonomous, solar-powered listening devices that can monitor and pinpoint chainsaw activity at great distance.
This project attempts to map the geospatial distribution of the worldwide transition to a post peak-oil economy.
There are five datasets included in this study: Transition Initiatives, GEN Ecovilages, Permaculture Projects, Organic Agriculture Land Share by Country and Renewable Energy Generation by Country.
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A comparison of the sizes of the cities of Valencia and Dublin, both being rather similar in population.
This map shows the percentage of people per electorial division that classified themselves “No Religion” in the 2011 Census in the Republic of Ireland.
Perhaps predictably, the cities can be seen to be generally non-religious. However, it’s interesting to note that outside the cities, some areas in particular have clusters of non-religious divisions. These areas seem to correspond with those traditionally associated with people seeking an “alternative lifestyle”, e.g. West Cork and County Clare.
This map was compiled from census 2011 data. I used GDAL to reproject, simplify and convert the Census ED Boundary shapefiles to GeoJSON. I uploaded the GeoJSON and the SAPS data to CartoDB and merged the tables. After that, CartoDB made it a pleasure to style the map and info windows.
Source: Central Statistics Office.