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GIS Mapping

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GIS Mapping

 

 

Description

Allows incorporation of outside data into geographic maps for display on the web or in mapping software.

 

Uses and Potential Benefits

GIS maps can present demographic or other data on a specific community, note where money is being allocated and where it is not, and assist organizations in presenting or analyzing information.  Example: a community foundation might provide maps of its community detailed with data on community issues, e.g. educational attainment, pollution, housing.

 

Examples of the Tool (Not exhaustive or vetted)

worldkit.org

www.platial.com

www.dataplace.org

www.google.com/earth/outreach/showcase.html

www.google.com/apis/maps

www.mapbuilder.net

www.zeemaps.com/

www.dataplace.org

www.dabbledb.com

www.wayfaring.com

www.communitywalk.com

www.frappr.com

 

References/Articles/Examples from Nonprofits and Foundations

Tailor-Made Cartography with Google Maps

Mapping an End to Hunger in New York City

Mashups: An Easy, Free Way to Create Custom Web Apps

Reach Out with Google Earth Outreach

www.placematters.org

googlemapsmania.blogspot.com

 

 

Real Time or Time Independent?

Time Independent

 

Can Start Small and Expand?

No

 

Time/Cost to Implement?

High

 

Time/Cost to Maintain

High

 

 

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