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. Here is a list of 11 mapping tools reporters can use to add an extra dimension to their reporting and to build a more immersive experience for readers. CartoDB
Two Excellent Web Tools to Create Story Maps in Class July 26, 2014 The two web tools I m sharing with you today are ideal for creating and sharing mapped stories. Students can use them in class to organize, narrate and present information through the means of geography. Both of these tools are easy to use and are also student friendly. Infinity.js A ListView is a container that moves content in and out of the DOM on the scroll event. ListViews help keep repaint times of expensive pages down (and scrolling smooth) by making sure that there are never too many elements onscreen at a single time. ListViews excel at speeding up long lists of complex HTML elements, where new content is frequently appended to the end and existing content is rarely removed. ListViews are simple, and have several caveats: they can't be nested inside each other, and they can't have heights set via CSS. Additionally, ListViews can't easily change sizes except by appending or removing elements, and so list items that need to slide open or change their sizing will be difficult to implement.
Datawrapper Easy to use Upload your data, choose a chart or map and publish - done. There are options to use this tool for free and paid services for single users, teams and organizations. Learn more... Customize Best Presentations, Interactive Stories, Portfolios, and More - Flowboard Catalog Flowboard Guide The official guide to help you create beautiful stories with Flowboard. This guide will walk you through how gestures are used, working with objects, how to add video, images, or galleries, and how to modify your objects and screens. 10 Places to Visit Before you Die Dale Radio A “warped Johnny Carson” with a “voice like a shoulder squeeze," host Dale Seever entertains with enough hard candy & booze to make it feel like your favorite uncle landed a late night gig! In addition to the webseries, you can tune in to the Dale Radio podcast or catch one of his “brilliant” live shows. What is Flowboard? We just released the 1.3 version of Flowboard and one of the new features is that we have localized (or translated) Flowboard into 7 languages; Français, Italiano, Deutsch, Español, Português, 日本人 (Japanese) and 简化中国 (Simplified Chinese). The story of a wonderful little chocolatier in Manhatten's Lower East Side.
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.
4 Powerful Apps for Creating Mind Maps on Chromebooks December 9, 2014 Here is a list I curated over the last weekend. The list features some of the best web tools teachers can use to create mind maps on Chromebooks. I have only included the ones I think are too simple and easy to use so any teacher can use them without any advanced technology knowledge. As I was trying these apps on my Chromebook, I discovered some glitches in the popular apps : blubber.us and Text to Mindmap so I did not include them, but you can try them out in your device if you want. 1- Lucid Chart Circle Navigation Effect with CSS3 Today we want to show you how to create a beautiful hover effect for an image navigation using CSS3. The idea is to expand a circular navigation with an arrow and make a bubble with a thumbnail appear. In our example we will be showing the thumbnail of the next and previous slider image on hovering the arrows.