Category Archives: Sports

The Baseball Map: Who’s in town today?

Mapping Out the 2016 Baseball Season

Visually tracking your team, and who and when they are playing, during a 180 day pennant marathon can be tricky… team schedules tend to be decentralized, tabular, and kind of boring. The aim of this map is to provide a visual schedule of the season, giving easy access to where each game in the MLB is being played by each team on each day. Follow the boys of summer through the long, grueling season, and easily find if you can grab a beer, a hot dog, and a ticket to catch your team any day. Enter the city you’re in and the team you want to follow to visualize their location and opponent on that day. Hit play and watch them travel!

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There is, of course, one team playing in the “Great White North”… be careful, your team might fall of the map when visiting.

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Play the map to get a visual of each day.

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The cartographic baseball schedule is created using D3, the 2016 MLB Schedule, some fantastic ballpark geographies from James Fee, and the SportsRadarUS API.

Happy Opening Day!

Go to the map!