Mary Castellanes

Vancouver Public Art Map

Web Development — Open Data

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Vancouver Public Art Map landing page

The Vancouver Public Art Map is a self-initiated project that emerged out of browsing datasets from the City of Vancouver's Open Data Catalogue.

Three different modal windows featuring public art

Powered by Google Maps API and Glitch, the web application allows users to discover and explore hundreds of public art pieces exhibited around Vancouver dating from 1905 to the present day.

CSV File for Vancouver Public Art Map

The process began with the task of munging data — cleaning up and converting the City of Vancouver's CSV file into JSON format to make it usable. I referenced much of Google Maps APIs documentation to build the application and created visual assets in Adobe Illustrator.

Vancouver Public Art Map single modal in view

I chose a dark theme for the base map and a contrasting semi-transparent marker colour to be able to identify and emphasize clusters of public art pieces from afar.

Vancouver Public Art mobile screen shots