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Creating trail map with ShareMap

Sunday, January 29th, 2012

ShareMap is a online map creation GIS tool  to create maps that can be later presented in various formats – as SVG vector graphic, bitmap raster or as interactive web map. The maps are free and licensed with Creative Commons license – it can be used on commercial and non commercial sites. You can use Sharemap to create map for Wikipedia or Wikipedia Commons. It is still in beta phase.

Here are some tutorials by ShareMap.Org:

Creating trail map with ShareMap

In this video you will learn how to create trail map using ShareMap – after creation trail map will be available as both interactive map and static map that can be used in printed leaflets.

The resulting map is available at and the source map is located at .

MEGA – Middle Eastern Geodatabase for Antiquities

Thursday, January 26th, 2012

Watch a demonstration of MEGA, an open-source, web-based geographic information system (GIS) developed by the Getty Conservation Institute and The World Monuments Fund to inventory and manage archaeological sites.

This is a brief 5-minute overview of the basic functionality of the system. Tutorial videos are available at


GIS Land Records Public Access on iPhones, Androids & BlackBerrys

Wednesday, January 25th, 2012

Article source: Freeance

A demonstration of Freeance Mobile on iPhone and Androids. Freeance Mobile lets you create and manage custom GIS mapping apps for the public on iPhones, Androids and BlackBerrys. It lets you create custom forms, map controls and searches. It lets you build different maps and map tools to meet the needs of different user groups. It also lets you build GPS enabled forms for the varied field data collection work in your organization.

Putting Maps to Work for Nonprofits – Webcast by Azavea

Wednesday, January 25th, 2012

This is a webinar by Tamara Manik-Perlman of Azavea. Azavea specializes in the creation of geographic web and mobile software, as well as geospatial analysis services to enhance decision-making. Tamara is a GIS Analyst and Project Manager for the DecisionTree and the Cartography and Analysis teams, performing spatial database development, user interface design, geospatial analysis, cartography, and technical writing and editing. Much of her work, though, boils down to asking the right questions at the right times.

Chances are, your organization possesses a wealth of spatial data and you may not even realize it. This webinar gets you started thinking spatially and will illustrate how maps can be powerful tools for planning programs, demonstrating outcomes, and communicating effectively with funders and policy-makers.

This webinar covers:

  • Best practices for collecting, managing and sharing geodata
  • An introduction to geocoding
  • An overview of key map types
  • Pointers to free and low-cost resources to get you started with mapping and GIS

Who should attend:
Nonprofit program, marketing, executive, and fundraising staff as well as IT support staff and consultants.

Enhanced Catalog Searching with Geospatial Technology at the Harvard Libraries

Friday, January 13th, 2012

This video shows how Enhanced Catalog Searching with Geospatial Technology applies geocoding concepts to catalog data in Library Cloud and then place the results on a map interface. Then the results are incorporated to enable more advanced geospatial analysis techniques such as proximity and density analysis to aid in the discovery of library resources.


Distributed Spatial Multi-Criteria Evaluation Web Application for Eye on Earth Summit with MDG & WGI by ForeStClim

Thursday, January 12th, 2012

The Interreg IVB program of the European Union has been funding this sub-project of the project, for evaluation of climate change vulnerability and adaptation in different regions in Northwestern Europe.

This is the first (prototype) version.


The second demonstration


About ForeStClim
ForeStClim is a EU-funded environmental project addressing forests and climate change. The short name stands for “Transnational Forestry Management Strategies in Response to Regional Climate Change Impacts“.


GIS with Google Earth and Google Maps

Friday, December 2nd, 2011

Building a robust interactive map with a lot of data involves more than just adding a few placemarks. Josh Livni and Mano Marks talk about integrating with existing GIS software, importing data from shapefiles and other formats, map projections, and techniques for managing, analyzing, and rendering large datasets.

This presentation was given at the Google I/O 2011 conference in May, 2011.

Google Earth Pro Data Layers

Monday, November 28th, 2011

Google Earth Pro Data Layers – This video features Traffic count, demographic and parcel data in Google Earth Pro 5.2. Download the latest version at

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