GIS at UCD and on the Web: Show Your Data on a Map
Are you creating maps for your research?
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 in Google MyMaps, Scribble Maps and StoryMap JS.
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