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I want to reproduce the dynamic US map showing the obesity percentage across the years 1984-2009 as shown in the CDC website

I am looking for tools and code to get started on this.

EDIT 1 (Apr 22 2011)

I was able to gather the data (1994-2009) and I have uploaded it to Google docs in csv format.

Using R and googleVis I was able to generate a map for a single year (say 1994) using gvisGeoMap. But I want to create a map which will motion through years 1994 to 2009. I am not sure how to add the motion ability to gvisGeoMap. Do I need to look at some other tool?

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Another option is here:… – Chase Apr 17 '11 at 23:46
@Chase Thanks for the great link. – Anand Apr 20 '11 at 22:33
@whuber Please do migrate to GIS site. Thank you. – Anand Apr 20 '11 at 22:34

I would look at the google visualization API:

If you are familiar and comfortable with R, there is an R interface that may simplify things:

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Thanks Chase for pointing to the GoogleVis R package – Anand Apr 18 '11 at 22:19

I would recommend the above Google/R route if that is what you are comfortable with.

Alternatively Polymaps has some great looking data visualisations

Finally here is a tutorial for creating animated maps in Google Earth

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Thanks Parbury for tutorial link. – Anand Apr 18 '11 at 22:19

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