March 25, 2011 Mapping – what, how, where


  • Geocoding partial addresses or more importantly, non-existing or destroyed buildings/addresses.
  • Choosing a mapping approach: scientifically accurate or obviously vague
  • Choosing a display style: point data or area based (area based emplies manually drawing/plotting the points)
  • Understanding the content you have and the needs of the users


Best tool to plot data and especially other peoples data:

Free geocoding service (uni):

Wikipedia project:
(Work in Progress):

(Draw regions and export to XML using scribblemaps)

Factual ( offers datasets accessible through an API or can be downloaded. Any data relevant to humanities?

StreetMuseum project (very interesting youtube demo of an iphone app)

One response to “Mapping – what, how, where”

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