Data visualization project that maps fairytales to their country of origin
In this project, I collected data via a search query to the Digital Public Library of America and visualized them using a world map. The data were categorized by the animals that appeared in the fairy tales and the country that the fairy tale is from.
I used a nested hash table as the data structure for storing the data, I got a list of common animals from Wikipedia and saved them in a csv file. The program will generate search queries with the key word “fairy tale” and animals. The results will be grouped by locations, put into the first hash table using country name as the key, and then be grouped by species, put into the second hash table.
After parsing the data from the search query, the program will search for images of the animals on DPLA or on a list of URLs I found online. However, I ended up searching for all the images manually as the images found on DPLA are either unrelated to the subject or in low resolution.This interactive web app is created using: