Mark Cruse - Cartographic Portfolio


Probability of a White Christmas

Probability of a White Christmas

A heatmap utilizing historical climate data to show what areas of the U.S. are most likely to have a white Christmas.

Data source: White Christmas? An Application of NOAA’s 1981–2010 Daily Normals

The map was created using html, javascript, and Mapbox GL JS.


Great Smoky Mountains Trout Streams

Great Smoky Mountains Trout Streams

The map shows the distribution of various species of trout in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Streams are identifiable when hovering over the stream with the mouse pointer. The popup infobox displays stream name, fish type(s) present, the elevation of the stream, the watrshed, park district, and state. Nearby trail names and parking areas become visible upon zooming in on portions of the map.

Data source: National Park Service - Great Smoky Mountains
The map was created using html, javascript, and Leaflet.

Heritage Trees of Portland

Heritage Trees of Portland

Heritage Trees in Portland, Oregon are trees that have been formally recognized by City Council for their unique size, age, historical or horticultural significance.
Data source: Esri Portland R&D Center Open Data

This map was created as a collaborative effort utilizing a shared Github repository. It was created using html, javascript, and the Leaflet library.


Tracking Turtle

Tracking Turtles

The migratory movements of endangered sea turtles being tracked by satellite provide insight to marine biolgists and conservationists. This map is intended to showcase the many georeferenced datasets that are publicly accessible.

This 20 years worth of data encompasses over 19,000 telemetry points, acquired by 13 organizations and/or individuals, showcasing 7 species of sea turtles. The map was created using html, javascript, and D3 Javascript library. Data source: State of the World's Sea Turtles

Uninsured Adults map

Uninsured Adults

Since the Affordable Care Act took effect, millions of Americans have been able to sign up for quality, affordable health insurance. The data represented in this map shows the 2016 non-elderly adult uninsured rates in each county across the United States. Data source: Enroll America.

The map was created using html, Javascript, and D3 Javascript library.

U.S. Power Plants

U.S. Power Plant Energy Output

Relative magnitudes of power plants scaled by the total electric capacity output. Power plant data can be filtered using fuel consumpution filters list in the top right hand corner. Clicking on the map will reveal a 500km radius of power plants and the total source of power output. A popup window lists the cumulative energy output for the entire area. Within the 500km area clicking on an individual circle will present the data for that plant.

The map was created using html, javascript, and the Leaflet javascript library.
Data source: U.S. Energy Information Administration.

Fall 2016 Prelimary Enrollment - University of KY

Fall 2016 Prelimary Enrollment - University of KY

Preliminary enrollment for the Fall 2016 undergraduate class. Enrollment totals per county are reflective of student reported county and state residency.

Data sources: University of Kentucky SAP/HANA enrollment tables. Note: Only aggregated county and state student information was extracted. Enrollment totals are reflective of student reported county and state residency. 2010 Census and 2015 Estimated Census data acquired online from Fact Finder Census.

St. Petersburg, FL bus stops with half mile buffer radius

St. Petersburg, FL bus stops with half mile buffer radius

The map depicts the location of each bus stop in the St. Petersburg city limits. A half mile buffer (yellow area) shows the walking distance to/from each stop.

The map was created using QGIS. Map data was obtained from OpenStreetMap (OSM) using the QuickOSM plugin for QGIS.