Entries from EnhancED tagged with 'mapping'

QGIS: A Free, Open-Source GIS Tool

There are many graphic information system software packages on the market. Quantum GIS (QGIS) is a free, open source option which can run on multiple operating systems and has many of the same features as "enterprise" solutions that can cost...

Visualizing Crowdsourced Data with Crowdmap

Crowdmap is a tool for mapping crowdsourced information--information "outsourced" or gathered by a large community of individuals through an open call for participation. This is a free service run by the team that built the crisis mapping software platform Ushahidi....

Illustrate Your Data with Tableau Public

Tableau Public offers a free software application that can illustrate your numbers in charts, tables and maps and then lets you publish them to the web where others can interact with them. Tableau features a desktop authoring application (Windows, only)...

Collect Locations Using Google Doc Map Widget

Back in June 2009 we mentioned that you could use Google Docs' spreadsheets to collect data via a Web form. This can be taken one step further. Namely, the form/spreadsheet can be used as a mechanism to directly collect and...

Explore Geographic and Demographic Information with PolicyMap

PolicyMap is a geographic information system and data analytics web service that allows users to access a powerful mapping and data tool that can produce custom maps, reports, charts and data analytics through a simple web interface. Data describing...

SimplyMap Marries Maps and Data

SimplyMap is an online mapping application that allows users to view and interact with complex demographic, business, and marketing data. Census and other data can be overlaid onto a map of the United States, thus enabling the user to craft...

Engaging Students with Multimedia Mapping Tools

New mapping technologies are increasingly being used by teachers to creatively engage students in field work projects. Prof. Kenneth Jackson's New York Neighborhoods Wiki used Google and other mapping software to help students create unique research about local New...

EveryTrail Offers Field Work Possibilities

Instructors looking to add a class mapping assignments that include a 'field work' component should take a look at EveryTrail. EveryTrail is a free service that allows you to record, visualize and share any trip using geotagged photos. New to...

Mapping Election History

Anyone interesting in delving deeper into the 2008 U.S. presidential campaign will find a new site released by the Digital Scholarship Lab at the University of Richmond of some interest. Voting America is a mapping site that allows users to...

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