Where on Mars? and Mendeley documents

As I mentioned in the previous post on a Mendeley hackday we worked with Nicolas Manaud from the project “Where on Mars?” and used CartoDB (and I’ll say once more: CartoDB is very cool).

What did we do? We programmed a Python script (very badly programmed, I am looking at you… the line with an “insert” query without binding variables!) that searches the Mendeley catalogue and inserts documents geo-located into a table in CartoDB. Then using CartoDB we displayed this data. And to make it more fun we displayed the data on a map with The Martian’s book trip. You can see that the specific locations featured in the story have many documents, partially because Pathfinder and Mars Rover were nearby.

If you want the data on CartoDB or the map.


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