Map Collections at UCD and on the Web: For Impact Show Your Data on a Map
Show your Data on a Map. Hands-on workshops running in 2023 - you can BOOK HERE
Do you have a class of students that you would like to organise a training session for?
Please contact me to arrange a class for any of these products: StoryMap JS, Timeline JS, Google MyMaps, a Datawrapper Choropleth map or a Datawrapper Symbol map.
I'd be delighted to hear from you at firstname.lastname@example.org
How to Create an Online Story using StoryMap JS
- Creating an Online Story with StoryMap JSStep-by-step instructions with links to media are provided to show how this StoryMap named Places to Visit was created. Click on the image below to view this StoryMap. Updated February 2023.
StoryMap JS is a free tool to help you tell stories on the web that highlight the locations of a series of events.
Here are some examples of other StoryMap JS stories :
- Marino at 100 by Dr Joe Brady
- Thanksgiving in Letters, 1849-1904
- The Literary Landscapes of Ireland
- Deep Maps: West Cork Coastal Cultures - Lough Hyne
- An Archaeological Journey along the Carlow Bypass
- Siúlach scéalach - Travelling with Mícheál Ó Cléirigh 1627-1629
- Story of Sarah Jane Cochran: Irish Pensioner of the American Civil War
Are you creating maps for your research?
- Map and Timeline Tools for Visualising Research DataThis presentation from December 2022 gives an overview of some of the free and easy to use mapping products shown on this website page.
The use of maps enables the visualisation of data and helps to make an argument easier to understand. As well as making a lasting impression they provide an eye-catching way to make data coherent, to see patterns emerge and to communicate research findings.
To encourage the use of maps in a wide variety of disciplines and to inspire our own PhD students and researchers to create maps without requiring a big learning curve we run workshops on some of the mapping tools as shown on this page.
- A Different View: Data Visualisation and Engaging ResearchDavid Kelly, Digital Humanities Manager at the Moore Institute in NUIG, explains how data visualisation techniques allow researchers to communicate complex data and ideas to researchers, policy makers and the wider public.
Show Your Data on a Map : Google My Maps
Follow the step-by-step guide in the PDF below to see how to display your data on a map.
The zipped folder contains the spreadsheets and jpgs which you need to use to complete the exercises.
Click here to link to the map
- Making a Map using Google My MapsFollow this step-by-step guide to create a map displaying data on a map. Updated May 2021.
- Google My MapsThis folder contains the spreadsheets, jpgs and links to items which you need to complete the exercises in the PDF.
Show your Data on a Map : Creating a Datawrapper Symbol Map
With Datawrapper's free service you can create different types of maps. This guide shows you how to create a symbol map which you can either use interactively on a website or blog, or save as an image to include in a thesis or report. With this type of map you can show numerical / quantitative data for specific places. For example:
- Show locations of earthquakes and size the symbol by their magnitude
- View the top twenty busiest airports in the world by numbers of passengers
- See all cities with urban populations of more than 2 million people
- Visualise levels of ammonia emission measurements in each EU country
- Creating a Symbol Map with DatawrapperThis step-by-step guide shows how to create a Symbol Map in Datawrapper. This practice map uses air quality data from the European Environmental Agency.
- Cities in Europe_Air PollutionThis csv file accompanies the instructions for creating a Symbol Map with Datawrapper. The data in this csv file has been extracted and tailored from the European Environment Agency website: https://www.eea.europa.eu/themes/air/urban-air-quality/european-city-air-quality-viewer
How to Create an Online Timeline using Timeline JS
- Creating an Online Timeline with Timeline JSStep-by-step instructions with links to media are provided to show how this Timeline named Events in UCD's History was created. Updated February 2023.
Click on this image below to open the TimeLine
45 Years of Referendums in Europe 1972-2017 [Scroll down page and click on Load Content to see the TimeLine]
Social and Employment Impacts of the Covid-19 Pandemic The European Trade Union Institute (ETUI) created this busy timeline - filled with data and events
Mapping a World of Cities is another example of a Knight Lab Timeline 'Covering four centuries, these maps show how world cities changed alongside the changing art and science of cartography' This is a timeline of historical and vintage maps of cities around the world.
The New York Academy of Medicine Library A timeline of major events and activities in the history of the Library from 1847 to 2012
Discovering Galapagos : a Journey through the History of the Islands
Show your Data on a Map : Creating a Datawrapper Choropleth Map
With Datawrapper's free service you can create different types of maps. This guide shows you how to create a choropleth map which you can either use interactively on a website or blog, or save as an image to include in a thesis or report.
Choropleth Maps – these are thematic maps where you can use colours to display statistical data by colour or pattern for geographic areas, e.g. countries, constituencies, counties, provinces, administrative areas, etc. Choropleth maps use different shades of colour or different colours to display the quantity, value or category in the selected areas.
For example, by using a darker or lighter shade of colour or different colours you can:
- show the population density for each Irish county
- depict highest / lowest literacy levels in each country around the world (as shown in this UNESCO report)
- visualise USA states by Democratic / Republican governors
- see hectares of forestry by each state in Brazil
- represent on a map African countries which have / have not eradicated TB
Click on this graphic to see other examples in PDF format:
- Creating a Choropleth Map with DatawrapperIf you have data which you would like to show on a choropleth map this guide shows you the steps to follow. Revised and updated February 2023.
- Spreadsheet with data for countriesThis is the sample spreadsheet to use with the guide to creating a Datawrapper choropleth map.
How to Import a CSV file into ArcMap and Convert the Data to a Shapefile
- Importing_a_CSV File into ArcMapThis step-by-step guide shows you how to display the information in your csv file on a map using ArcMap. It also shows how to save your csv file as a shapefile.
- Oak Trees of IrelandThis CSV file contains the data required to complete the exercise in the PDF 'Importing a CSV file into ArcGIS'.
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