geohumanities

Modest Maps

Modest Maps is a small Javascript library for interactive tile-based maps that can display maps from external sources (e.g. OpenStreetMap, but not commercial layers like Google Maps), enable panning and zooming, and track the position of points based on XML data. It is designed to be lightweight and offer a minimal set of features, and therefore has less functionality than Leaflet, a similar tool.

OpenLayers

OpenLayers is a Javascript library that can display map tiles and markers loaded from any source in web browser. It provides an API for building rich web-based geographic applications.

Google Maps

Google Maps is a web mapping service application that includes street maps, satellite images, street view perspectives, as well as web functions such as routing and geocoding. The API can be used outside of the normal Google Maps interface for other projects.

GPS Visualizer

GPS Visualizer is a free, easy-to-use tool for creating maps from GPS data, driving routes, street addresses or co-ordinates.
Data is uploaded into the utility and displayed in a format specified by the user. A wide range of data formats may be uploaded into the tool, including .GPX, .KML and .CSV files. Some of the formats in which GPS Visualiser displays the data include Google Maps, Google Earth, SVG drawings, elevation profiles, image files, plain text files or GPX files.

BatchGeo

BatchGeo is an online service that maps address data as points. The cut and paste interface makes it easy to convert a spreadsheet of street addressed into a map can be embedded or downloaded as a KML file. A limited number of addresses can be mapped for free; large files require a subscription.

Recollection

Recollection is a platform developed by Zepheira for the Library of Congress National Digital Information Infrastructure and Preservation Program (NDIIPP), allowing users to create and share embeddable interfaces to digital cultural heritage collections. The Library of Congress released its latest version of Recollection as Viewshare, built to increase the ease of finding, using, and sharing the project's software.

Recollection incorporates a series of web-based open standards and open source tools, including RDF, Simile Exhibit, Akara, and Django.

Ushahidi Platform

Ushahidi is an open source software for information collection, visualization and interactive mapping, to build tools for democratizing information, increasing transparency and lowering the barriers for individuals to share their stories. It has been used for election monitoring, crisis and emergency response, civil society, city/community building, arts and even where to find the best burger.

Specific tools:

Crowdmap: A simple map-making tool, built on an open API, that allows for collaborative mapping

Crowdmap

Crowdmap allows the investigator to set up a Web map around a particular topic and invite multiple users (participants, research subjects, collaborators, multiple assistants) to contribute information to the map on their own time and from their own device.

For $10/month, users can buy fee-based services including private maps and custom branding.

ArcGIS

ArcGIS is a suite of software that comprises of Desktop GIS, Server GIS, Mobile GIS, and ArcGIS Online. ArcGIS is a platform for building a complete geographic information system (GIS) that lets you easily create, edit, and analyse geographic knowledge on the desktop; publish data, maps, globes and models to a GIS server and/or share them online; and use them on the desktop, on the Web, or in the field.

Features:
View and query maps

Manipulate shapefiles and geodatabases

Data manipulation, editing and analysis

Mobile device enabled

OpendTect

A software application that is used for analysing and visualising multi-volume seismic data.

Features:
Visualization and analysis of 2D and 3D seismic data in a single survey

2D and 3D horizon tracking including auto-tracking, plane-by-plane, line and manual tracking

On-the-fly calculation and visualization of various attributes and filters

Plug-in architecture

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