Saturday
Nov212015

Cleveland property survey map, 2015

The cloud-based CartoDB web mapping app handled massive .shp files and associated .dbf, .prj and .shx files smoothly and easily, allowing me to create this handy interactive map of Cleveland's 150,000-odd parcels of land. The amount of data being presented here is simply staggering. The map is a part (unhappily, you'll have to scroll a long way to see it) of this larger package on the Western Reserve Land Conservancy's efforts to survey and assess Cleveland's neighborhoods.

Saturday
Nov212015

Major League strike zone

Created mainly to test the capabilities of cleveland.com's blog software.

Saturday
Jul252015

The 60-Second Know-It-All project

The 60-Second Know-It-All films have been a big hit with readers, generating many thousands of page views and a great deal of reader feedback as well as an Award of Excellence from the Society for News Design's Digital Competition and an Emmy in 2016. I report it, write it, animate it, choke down my Cincinnati accent and various other speech impediments to narrate it and then produce the videos with my sound designer, the Plain Dealer's great Jon Fobes.

90 Seconds About the 60-Seconds from William Neff on Vimeo.

Friday
Jul242015

Friday
Jul242015

Thursday
Jul232015