9 free mapping tools and resources for visual storytelling The resources available for working with data and visualising it have become more numerous and more accessible in recent years. "We find ourselves in this perfect storm where suddenly journalists, everybody, is paying attention to data and the ability to collect data and create new data," Vizzuality's Andrew Hill told Journalism.co.uk earlier this year. Vizzuality created open source mapping tool CartoDB, and the team also set up "the map academy" where journalists can access free resources to learn more about online mapping. Mapping can be a powerful storytelling tool, which journalists can use to take their audience on a journey following a narrative storyline, or to illustrate and make sense of fast moving breaking news events.
Capital Toss - A State & Country Capitals Game Capital Toss is a free geography game from ABCya. The game has a state capitals mode and a country capitals mode. In both modes of the game works the same way. U.S. Geological Survey Science Data Catalog Featured Dataset Nonindigenous Aquatic Species Database Marine Fishes Data Source: USGS Wetlands and Aquatic Research CenterBegin Date: 01/01/1878 Mission Area: EcosystemsEnd Date: 01/01/2016 The Nonindigenous Aquatic Species Database (NAS) information resource is an established central repository for spatially referenced biogeographic accounts of introduced aquatic species. The NAS website provides scientific reports, online/real-time queries, spatial data sets, distribution maps, fact sheets, and general information. more
Economic, Financial, and Demographic Data Finding and downloading economic data have never been this fast, simple or free! Dismal Scientist Relevant, easy-to-understand global economic information in real time "Fifteen minutes with Dismal saves you three hours..." Google maps tutorial (part 5/5): How to create Fusion Tables heat map Tutorial goals: understand the ideas behind Google Fusion Tables heat maps; create an interactive map showing state-by-state U.S. population, as shown in the sample below. (This post is part five of a 5-part tutorial on creating Fusion Tables intensity map; the other parts are listed as related posts at end of this post) How Fusion Tables works to create heat maps It is essential that you understand the idea and the steps in creating a Fusion Tables map; otherwise, you will easily get lost when working on the demo map in this tutorial. In its simplest form, a Fusion Tables map is a fusion, or merger, of two tables. In the U.S. population example, I have two tables: one contains state-by-state population numbers, the other one contains geographic information of each state (i.e., shape and boundary).
Population data - Eurostat Population data is available by various characteristics and can be grouped around the following topics: Ageing and population structure: based on the data available the ageing trends can be followed throughout the past decades. Information on age groups and their share in the total population are available by country and at EU, Eurozone, EFTA and EEA aggregate level. Search Copyright Records Notices of Restored Copyrights In 1996, copyright was automatically restored in certain foreign works that were then in the public domain in the United States but were protected by copyright or neighboring rights in the source country. Read More
The Gulf/2000 Project - SIPA - COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY Maps and Statistics Collections All maps and their accompanying texts that are hosted by this Gulf/2000 web site are original, authored and produced by Dr. Michael Izady who retains exclusive copyright to them all.