Make A Map
Resources for making maps, online and otherwise, are organized in this category.
ESRI’s online map viewer lets you explore the world through collections of imagery and spatial data sets. Create your own notes, routes, and overlays, and make presentations in which you embed 2D graphics. LENS ArcGIS Explorer Online Quick Guide (pdf) and ArcGIS Explorer Online Extended Quick Guide (pdf) Visit ESRI ArcGIS Explorer Online.
With GapMinder you can explore worldwide statistical data sets through a dynamic graph or a more traditional map form. Data can also be downloaded directly. LENS Quick Guide to GapMinder (pdf) Visit GapMinder.
GeoCommons hosted by ESRI, “the public community of GeoIQ users who are building an open repository of data and maps for the world. The GeoIQ platform includes a large number of features that empower you to easily access, visualize and analyze your data.” There is a mapping application that allows users to upload spatial data, design, […]
With Google’s My Maps, you can map locations world-wide and share them with others. Enhance your customized map “mashup” with multi-media information about your places, routes, and areas. This program generates 2-dimensional maps that can be viewed over an internet browser; if you are looking for a 3D experience, check out the 3D section below. […]
Social Explorer is a mapping application designed to explore current and historical US Census data (1790 – 2010). Images, animated maps, and reports can be created. The University of Redlands subscribes annually to SE for access to its complete database. LENS Quick Guide for Social Explorer (pdf) Visit Social Explorer.
Worldmapper generates “cartograms” of data, or representations of the world’s countries with sizes and shapes that reflect a wide variety of variables. These non-traditional images can lead to new understanding of geographic patterns. Worldmapper also provides access to the underlying data so you can make your own maps too. LENS Quick Guide to Worldmapper (pdf) Visit WorldMapper.