Completed in 2015
This project was created during the American Museum of Natural History's (AMNH) Hack the Dinos hackathon on November 20 - 22, 2015.
Through our exploration of AMNH's programs and research, we found that there was a lack of public awareness of the scientific expeditions conducted by the museum. While this is partly due to lack of marketing, the siloed and fragmented nature of how expeditions are catalogued and presented by different departments exacerbates the issue of access.
Our solution, titled "Lewis & Clark," is an interactive map that visualizes all of the expeditions led by AMNH around the world. The web platform provides both an overview of all past and current AMNH expeditions, as well as in-depth information on each expedition, including fossils and photos for each pit stop along an expedition route. Additional features include two timeline views that allow the public to compare the durations of different expeditions and cluster them by the nature of the expedition. A basic demo utilizing 38 past and current AMNH expeditions was created using leaflet.js.