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How journalists are using interactive tools to create data-driven maps on the web. Includes examples from a variety of media platforms and a survey of tools that beginners and experts can use.

How journalists are using interactive tools to create data-driven maps on the web. Includes examples from a variety of media platforms and a survey of tools that beginners and experts can use.

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  • Interactive mapping David Herzog | Missouri School of Journalism | NICAR
  • Why create maps?  Extends data journalism  Uncovers new knowledge  People “get” maps  Framework for audience interaction/engagement
  • The context: Where mapping fits  Extension of data journalism      Spreadsheet Database manager Statistical software Geographic information systems (GIS) Two-dimensional data
  • Columns and rows
  • Missourian: Columbia traffic stops
  • Missourian: Dudley recall drive
  • WNYC: Stop and frisk
  • Boston Globe: Marathon course
  • L.A. Times: Street quality grades
  • Chicago Tribune: Homicides
  • NY Times: Quiet city
  • NY Times: Dialect map
  • Seattle Times: Methadone’s toll
  • AJC: Suspect scores
  • Reuters: Unequal states
  • S.F. Chronicle: The Literary City
  • USA Today: Demographics
  • Mapping platforms and tools
  • Batch Geo
  • Google MyPlaces
  • Google Docs map gadgets
  • Google Public Data Explorer
  • Many Eyes
  • ArcGIS Online
  • Geocommons Maker
  • Tableau Public
  • Tableau Public
  • Advanced mapping tools
  • MapBox
  • CartoDB
  • Leaflet
  • Raphael
  • Kartograph
  • Contact info, bookmarks and data  David Herzog   herzogd@missouri.edu @DavidHerzog on Twitter  http://delicious.com/dherzog/onamap14  Data for Fusion Tables hands-on