Wanting to do something ‘worthwhile’ while procrastinating—no pun intended, I dug into the past six—1991, 1996, 2001, 2006, 2008 and 2011—Zambian presidential election results , collated the data and then mapped regional (district-level) results, just as I did in for the 2011 results . I thought it was funny that back in 1991, Kenneth Kaunda ONLY had majority votes in Eastern Province.
I have been playing around with Shapefiles  these last couple of weeks. So I got the most recently available Zambia GDM Shapefiles , made a few modifications to take into account Muchinga Province and new districts, and subsequently merged the DBF file with the 2011 presidential elections results . While I have been exclusively using R packages like maptools , I spent the last few minutes working with Google Fusion Tables  and came up with the interactive map below. Continue reading “Mapping the Zambia 2011 Elections Results Using Google Fusion Tables”