During the 2015 federal election, I did a lot of work mapping ridings and results. I combined information from Elections Canada and GeoGratis to make the maps — a process that required knowledge of Excel spreadsheets, QGIS software and Google Fusion Tables.
Unfortunately, Google has discontinued Fusion Tables, and the maps are no longer available online, but they allowed users to see colour-coded riding-by-riding results across the country. I also made a Vancouver Island map that broke results down by poll, so you could see which party got votes in different areas.
January 5, 2011 | Momentum Magazine
“I don’t even remember sleeping last night,” says Brendt Barbur. That’s because on the September day when I managed to get him on the phone he’s running on two hours of sleep – caught between two overseas phone calls at 5:30 and 7:30 in the morning – and trying to deal with a problem in Korea, where his Bicycle Film Festival headed in October.
It’s one of 40 cities the festival hit in 2010, its 10th year. By the time it wrapped up, Barbur had circled the globe – he estimates that he was attending 75 percent of this year’s events. (He attended every event until 2008, when he didn’t go to an after after party.)
It’s a grueling schedule, and one that might be wearing him down: He told festival-goers in New York in June that 2010 was going to be BFF’s last year.
“It came after not sleeping for two weeks,” he says of the statement. “It’s a lot of work, and not what I want to do with my life.” Continue reading →