Thursday, December 24, 2015

Earthquake Data JSON feed

Previously on the blog I consumed earthquake data from a CSV produced by the USGS website. Recently I revisited the USGS website and worked on consuming their JSON feed.

You can find information on their feed here:

I am as giddy as a 11 year old girl at a One Direction concert when I see a website has a JSON feed. Here is the python script I used to consume the data and create the text file to import.

From there I was able to import the data into Google Fusion Tables. I tried using the Fusion Table API to knock this out automagically, but did not have much luck. Plan to keep hacking at the Fusion Table API to see what I can come up with.  In the meantime here is a map of all the Earthquakes that occurred 12/23/2015

Here is a link to the full screen map:


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