Software and Tools for Researchers: Geospatial Tools
This LibGuide brings together, in one place, software and tools for researchers for digitisation projects and research data management.
- EarthPointTools for Google Earth
- Google MyMapsAdd up to 10,000 lines,shapes, or markers in different symbols and icons.Nine background map styles to choose from.Add photos and video to your map. Excellent for embedding on a website or blog. See the UCD Library guide on using Google MyMaps here: libguides.ucd.ie/findingmaps/show_your_data
- GPS VisualizerGPS Visualizer is an online utility that creates maps and profiles from geographic data. It is free and easy to use, yet powerful and extremely customizable. Input can be in the form of GPS data (tracks and waypoints), driving routes, street addresses, or simple coordinates. Use it to see where you've been, plan where you're going, or quickly visualize geographic data (scientific observations, events, business locations, customers, real estate, geotagged photos, etc.
- Harvard WorldMapHarvard WorldMap is an online, open source mapping platform developed to lower barriers for scholars who wish to explore, visualize, edit, and publish geospatial information. The system attempts to address the gap between desktop GIS which is generally light on collaboration, and web-based mapping systems which often don't support the inclusion of large datasets.
- A History of Open Source GIS ToolsAn interactive infographic with a timeline of free and open source GIS tools, both web and desktop applications. From Makepath, the infographic is designed to show students open source GIS options with a brief description of each.
- IPInfoDBFree IP address geolocation database which allows you pinpoint locations,
- OpenStreetMapBuilt by a community of mappers that contribute and maintain data about roads, trails, cafés, railway stations, and much more, all over the world
- Scribble MapsEasily create and share maps. Share with friends, embed maps on websites, and create images or pdfs.
For more tools please see UCD Library's GIS Guide.
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
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