Free world shoreline maps

May 7th, 2011 by nikhilb

Here are some world maps I made using this shoreline data over the last 3 weekends. The original data is in the public domain, and so in turn the images are completely free to use for any purpose.

I haven’t yet projected the data (eg. mercator), so don’t consider the sizes accurate. All maps were made in javascript using processing-js. The data is loaded directly from a large json data file and is usable as static content without any server side support.

The code used here is available on github and is totally free to use for any purpose.

Full map (click to zoom)

a free world map made from public domain shoreline data

More fun version (click to zoom)

Intermediate (click to zoom)

Aerial view

May 6th, 2011 by nikhilb

Sunrise with some fog taken from an airplane window.


My desk at Facebook

May 6th, 2011 by nikhilb

a wide angle shot of my desk and surroundings at facebook

A beautiful wedding I was at

May 6th, 2011 by nikhilb

a beautiful wedding I was at - wide angle picture

Zooming into Manhattan map made of tweets

April 12th, 2011 by nikhilb

My weekend project was to build a real time zoom into Manhattan’s tweets. The zoom starts at a large enough radius to see DC, but as you zoom in you can also see Phillie and eventually NYC. Check it out running in your browser here. If you can’t run it then see the video below for some of my stop-motion draft versions which are not as finessed: