Editor’s Note: This post is best viewed on the original website EducatorsRLearners I was reading r/MapPorn and saw the image below: As fate would have it, the very first comment was from Guridkt who said, “I’d like to see asia too, i wonder if there’s a map of that. (sic)” So would I, so lets do it. About the Data This map is based on data published by the US Foreign Service Institute and, according to their website, it is based on the institutes’ “70 years of experience in teaching languages to U.
Maps are great for visualizing dry data. In this series of posts, I’ll demonstrate how to scrape websites in order to turn this: into this: Today, I want to focus on scraping the requisite data for making the map above. Now I could just highlight the table, and then copy and paste it into a spreadsheet, but for really big tables that are spread over multiple pages, we’re going to want to do something that is more reproducible.