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GIS and Data Visualization: Handouts and Visual Guides

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Handouts and Visual Guides

Handouts and Visual Guides

The Digital Scholarship Group provides educational materials for curricular and research needs to support scholarship that includes GIS or data visualization components. The following handouts have been designed to provide visual guides for selecting and working with visualization and mapping tools.


Free Web-Based Visualization Tools
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Are you interested in creating data visualizations or infographics, but you're not a programmer or a trained designer? This handout lists a variety of free (and freemium) web-based tools for creating visualizations and infographics without the need to know code.


Where Will Maps Take You Today?
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Maps are used in practically all disciplines but often for different purposes. This handout provides a guide to mapmaking tools and map types across the sciences, arts, and humanities, presented in the form of a subway map.


Want to Make a Digital Map?
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Want to create a digital map for your research or class work, but don't know where to start? Use this guide to find suggestions of tools and platforms to get up and running with GIS web publishing.


Building and Shifting Visual Narrative (Dichotomies of Design)
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When we create or read a visualization, we must always think critically about the narrative a particular visual representation of information provides and the ways in which its design supports that narrative. This guide serves as a companion to the "Dichotomies of Design in Information Visualization" workshop organized through the Digital Scholarship Group.


Tools for Digital Storytelling
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There are many tools for digital storytelling, ranging from platforms for creating infographics to tools for choosing color palettes. This guide provides a list of suggested resources for use in your own work and research.


Elements of Information Design
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A quick guide to fundamentals of information design, including important considerations to make when visualizing data and suggested methods for visually encoding information.


Visualization Tools and Resources
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A list of visualization tools, platforms, galleries, and blogs to help you learn more about creating and understanding information design as both methodology and object of research.