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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 .

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.

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