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So you want to make a map?

So you want to make a map? | Nonprofit Data Visualization | Scoop.it

"Maps generally consist of geographic data (we’ll call this geodata for short) and a system for visually representing that data."

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Remember: Maps Need Context

Remember: Maps Need Context | Nonprofit Data Visualization | Scoop.it

"To more completely understand data encoded to maps, context is important. Where are the city centers? What are the patterns of population or income or other metrics that may be important?"

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Putting Points on Maps Using GeoJSON Created by Open Refine

Putting Points on Maps Using GeoJSON Created by Open Refine | Nonprofit Data Visualization | Scoop.it
Having access to geo-data is one thing, quickly sketching it on to a map is another. In this post, we look at how you can use OpenRefine to take some tabular data and export it in a format that can be quickly visualised on an interactive map.
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You may need to check out School of Data's archived posts on geographical data to get started, depending on your skill level.

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They Walked Together: ESRI Basemaps available for Tableau

They Walked Together: ESRI Basemaps available for Tableau | Nonprofit Data Visualization | Scoop.it

 "Delivered as map services, these basemaps and reference layers are freely available to anyone and include World Imagery, World Street Map, World Topographic, Ocean Basemap, and more."

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Geoserver and AtlasStyler Tutorial for Tableau Users

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A helpful tutorial for connecting Geoserver with Tableau for more customized mapping.

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Animated Choropleths in R

Animated Choropleths in R | Nonprofit Data Visualization | Scoop.it

Ari Lamstein has updated his choroplethr package with a new capability for creating animated data maps. I can't embed the animated version here, but click the image below to see an animation of US counties by average household income, from the richest to the poorest by percentile."

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Mapping a More Participatory Government

Mapping a More Participatory Government | Nonprofit Data Visualization | Scoop.it
From federal spending to broken streetlights, layered data helps citizens.
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How to make a story map with photos, text, map

How to make a story map with photos, text, map | Nonprofit Data Visualization | Scoop.it
Share photos that show just where they were taken and add a narrative with a free ArcGIS Online account.
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A tutorial on how to make a story map with ArcGIS Online

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Animated Choropleths

Animated Choropleths | Nonprofit Data Visualization | Scoop.it
Chropleths have always fascinated me since they allow one to visualize trends in spatial data. This post is a short demonstration on how to create interactive, animated choropleths using rMaps, DataMaps and AngularJS
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GeoFRED: Geographic Federal Reserve Economic Data

GeoFRED: Geographic Federal Reserve Economic Data | Nonprofit Data Visualization | Scoop.it
GeoFRED is an economic data mapping tool which displays color-coded data on the state, MSA, and county levels. For example, GeoFRED can display unemployment, labor force, and population for all U.S. counties. Users can select among 12,000 FRED data series and customize these printable maps according to size, scope, and detail.
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As someone who has sought (and had to create) maps based on different geographical areas (counties, census divisions, etc.), I think the choices on this site are fantastic.

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Groups Use Mapping To Show Service Impact, Donation Transparency | The NonProfit Times

Groups Use Mapping To Show Service Impact, Donation Transparency | The NonProfit Times | Nonprofit Data Visualization | Scoop.it
Planned Parenthood of the Great Northwest (PPGNW) wanted to show condom usage. Its solution was...
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6 Ways to Tell Your Story With Interactive Maps | MSDS Brand Strategy & Design

6 Ways to Tell Your Story With Interactive Maps | MSDS Brand Strategy & Design | Nonprofit Data Visualization | Scoop.it
There's an incredible range of options out there for visualizing data on maps. We're taking at look at examples of different kinds of maps along with the tools and resources used to create them.
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Mary Jo Gehrking's comment, November 20, 2013 1:30 PM
Great information. The Alliance's member organization map is helpful, but it might also be nice to offer a map that highlights specific service offerings, such as foster care & adoption, addiction services, and domestic violence shelters. This could make our site much more useful to the general public.
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The World in 1812 and 2013

The World in 1812 and 2013 | Nonprofit Data Visualization | Scoop.it
A storytelling template that enables users to view and compare two layers of a web map using a vertical bar or a spyglass.
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This is SO cool--

"Compare the modern world, as depicted on this National Geographic map, with the world as it was perceived two centuries earlier."

 

It would be amazing to have these type of maps used to show nonprofit sector impact.

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Mapping America's Homelessness Problem Visualizes The Extent Of An Often Invisible Problem

Mapping America's Homelessness Problem Visualizes The Extent Of An Often Invisible Problem | Nonprofit Data Visualization | Scoop.it

"Homelessness is often an issue in the shadows. So finding new ways to visualize and contextualize the problem is important."

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Mapping basics for journalists

Mapping basics for journalists | Nonprofit Data Visualization | Scoop.it

Modern data sets are often best displayed in an age-old format: the map,

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The title says journalists, but I'd offer it to anyone looking to use mapping for communication.

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Editable Maps

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A range of vector based maps in PowerPoint format. These can be easily edited and coloured for the individual countries."

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So great of Presentation Magazine to share these resources. Shading maps couldn't be easier.

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Going Dual Axis on Maps in Tableau

Going Dual Axis on Maps in Tableau | Nonprofit Data Visualization | Scoop.it
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I have to share this, because learning how to use dual axis changed my life. Okay, it just made it a lot easier.

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Esri To Enable Thousands Of Government Agencies To Open GIS Data To The Public

Esri To Enable Thousands Of Government Agencies To Open GIS Data To The Public | Nonprofit Data Visualization | Scoop.it
Government agencies will be allowed to make more geospatial data available to developers and the public.
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Greater access to data = greater ability to show impact?

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5 Mapping Tools That Strengthen Your Strategy: Making Data Matter

5 Mapping Tools That Strengthen Your Strategy: Making Data Matter | Nonprofit Data Visualization | Scoop.it
Using mapping tools to begin to visualize and analyze of your organization's data.
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Concise, solid reviews of five mapping tools.

 

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The Hidden Meanings of Maps: Design and Colors - Geoawesomeness

The Hidden Meanings of Maps: Design and Colors - Geoawesomeness | Nonprofit Data Visualization | Scoop.it
Along with projection choice and scale options, design and colors have a huge impact on how well, and to who, the map will carry the appropriate message.
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MapBox: Straightforward Beautiful Map-Making

MapBox: Straightforward Beautiful Map-Making | Nonprofit Data Visualization | Scoop.it
The independent cartographer's future business options are looking a little shaky at present. There's only one platform most of us use for visualizing addresses
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This author makes a case for MapBox (vs Google).

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