Category: Mapping

A subset of data visualization, these tools and tutorials are specifically for mapping.

ArcGIS

ArcGIS

ArcGIS: A system for working with maps and geographic information. Frequently used for making maps, analyzing mapped information and managing geographic information in a database. Add your maps to powerpoint, or create a StoryMap around spatial data (tutorial here). ArcGIS is accessible on the Data Services workstations (located within the Research Commons on the 5th floor of …

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Google Tour Builder

Google Tour Builder

Google Tour Builder: Originally created as storytelling tool for war veterans, Tour Builder is now in beta and available for the public. There are three different types of timelines (Linear, Hub, and Disabled) that control how the lines between pins are drawn and how your story progresses. Pins can be dropped onto a location, and …

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Social Explorer

Social Explorer

Social Explorer: a database containing current and historical demographic data primarily from the United States with features for users to create custom maps and reports to visualize and explore said data. Map features include side-by-side visualization, swipe toggling, multimedia annotations, and multi-map presentations. FREE for NYU community.

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Omeka

Omeka: flexible open-source web-publishing platform for the display of library, museum, archives, and scholarly collections and exhibitions. Scholars may use Omeka to publish an essay or digital dissertation, share primary source collections, and collaborate with others in the creation of digital scholarship, while educators may build inquiry-based tasks for students, create lesson plans with accompanying primary sources, or …

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