Digital Studies: Geospatial Mapping

What is geospatial mapping?

"Geospatial mapping is a type of spatial analysis techniques that typically employs software capable of rendering maps processing spatial data, and applying analytical methods to terrestrial or geographic datasets, including the use of geographic information systems" (IGI Global).

StoryMapJS

StoryMapJS

"StoryMapJS is a free tool to help you tell stories on the web that highlight the locations of a series of events" (StoryMapJS). Super easy to use and put up. 

Odyssey

Odyssey

"A simple way for journalists, designers, and creators to weave interactive stories" (Odyssey).

TimeMapper

TimeMapper

"Elegant timelines and maps created in seconds"(TimeMapper). Very similar to StoryMapJS. There is a how to and examples on the homepage.

QGIS

QGIS

"This is a downloadable open source GIS system to match the industry-standard, paid subscription ArcGIS tools; you can "Create, edit, visualize, analyze and publish geospatial information on Windows, Mac, Linux, BSD" (QGIS).

Historypin

Historypin

"Historypin is a digital, user-generated archive of historical photos, videos, audio recordings and personal recollections. Users are able to use the location and date of their content to "pin" it to Google Maps" (Wikipedia). There are examples on the bottom of the homepage. 

Esri Story Maps

Esri Story Maps

"A geographic information system (GIS) Mapping Software, Spatial Data Analytics & Location Platform (Esri).

Subjects: Digital Studies
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