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Interactive mapping for journalists

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