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[Micronet] Geographic Mapping software

Beth Muramoto
A faculty here emailed me about getting suggestions for geographic mapping software and since I have no idea how to even find something like that, I turn to all of you in the hopes you'll have some ideas for me to pass along to the faculty member.

The exact wording of the faculty's email to me is below. If you need more specifics, let me know and I'll pass them on to him.


Thanks as always,

Beth



What geographic mapping software would you recommend I use?
 
I'd like to find a software application (or add on) that will permit me to map Excel data into traditional maps.
 
I'm hoping that software with these capabilities will be available via Berkeley's software unit.
 
Thanks.



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Re: [Micronet] Geographic Mapping software

Brian C. Thomas
Hi Beth

The standard desktop mapping software is called ArcGIS. The (amazing!) GIF (Geospatial Informatics Facility) has a campus license. http://gif.berkeley.edu.  You should send your faculty there - they have lots of very helpful people to assist.

bct

> On Apr 20, 2015, at 8:18 AM, Beth Muramoto <[hidden email]> wrote:
>
> A faculty here emailed me about getting suggestions for geographic mapping software and since I have no idea how to even find something like that, I turn to all of you in the hopes you'll have some ideas for me to pass along to the faculty member.
>
> The exact wording of the faculty's email to me is below. If you need more specifics, let me know and I'll pass them on to him.
>
>
> Thanks as always,
>
> Beth
>
>
>
> What geographic mapping software would you recommend I use?
>  
> I'd like to find a software application (or add on) that will permit me to map Excel data into traditional maps.
>  
> I'm hoping that software with these capabilities will be available via Berkeley's software unit.
>  
> Thanks.
>
>
>
> --
> ***********************************************
> Beth Muramoto
> Computer Resource Specialist
> Graduate School of Education
> University of California, Berkeley
> 1650 Tolman Hall
> Berkeley, CA 94720
> Email:  mailto:[hidden email]
> Phone:  (510) 643-0203
> Fax:  (510) 643-6239
>
> “Finish each day and be done with it. You have done what you could. Some blunders and absurdities have crept in – forget them as soon as you can. Tomorrow is a new day. You shall begin it serenely and with too high a spirit to be encumbered with your old nonsense.”
>                             -Emerson
>
> This is the essence of forgiveness. You can't change what happened but you can make sure it doesn't have the power to prevent you from being happy tomorrow.
>                            
>                              -Paul Boese
>
> “Kind words do not cost much yet they accomplish much.”
>
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>
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Re: [Micronet] Geographic Mapping software

Jessie Heminway, MPS
Tableau will also do this.


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On Mon, Apr 20, 2015 at 8:26 AM, Brian C. Thomas <[hidden email]> wrote:
Hi Beth

The standard desktop mapping software is called ArcGIS. The (amazing!) GIF (Geospatial Informatics Facility) has a campus license. http://gif.berkeley.edu.  You should send your faculty there - they have lots of very helpful people to assist.

bct

> On Apr 20, 2015, at 8:18 AM, Beth Muramoto <[hidden email]> wrote:
>
> A faculty here emailed me about getting suggestions for geographic mapping software and since I have no idea how to even find something like that, I turn to all of you in the hopes you'll have some ideas for me to pass along to the faculty member.
>
> The exact wording of the faculty's email to me is below. If you need more specifics, let me know and I'll pass them on to him.
>
>
> Thanks as always,
>
> Beth
>
>
>
> What geographic mapping software would you recommend I use?
>
> I'd like to find a software application (or add on) that will permit me to map Excel data into traditional maps.
>
> I'm hoping that software with these capabilities will be available via Berkeley's software unit.
>
> Thanks.
>
>
>
> --
> ***********************************************
> Beth Muramoto
> Computer Resource Specialist
> Graduate School of Education
> University of California, Berkeley
> 1650 Tolman Hall
> Berkeley, CA 94720
> Email:  mailto:[hidden email]
> Phone:  <a href="tel:%28510%29%20643-0203" value="+15106430203">(510) 643-0203
> Fax:  <a href="tel:%28510%29%20643-6239" value="+15106436239">(510) 643-6239
>
> “Finish each day and be done with it. You have done what you could. Some blunders and absurdities have crept in – forget them as soon as you can. Tomorrow is a new day. You shall begin it serenely and with too high a spirit to be encumbered with your old nonsense.”
>                             -Emerson
>
> This is the essence of forgiveness. You can't change what happened but you can make sure it doesn't have the power to prevent you from being happy tomorrow.
>
>                              -Paul Boese
>
> “Kind words do not cost much yet they accomplish much.”
>
>                             -Blaise Pascal
>
>
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Re: [Micronet] Geographic Mapping software

Graham Patterson
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If it is for a formal research project ArcGIS is probably the way to go.
I have not had anything to do with GIS systems in years, though.

But I must admit to being intrigued by Google's Fusion tables coupled
with GmapGIS:

https://support.google.com/fusiontables/answer/2571232?hl=en

http://www.gmapgis.com/

Probably best run in Chrome 8-)


Graham


On 4/20/2015 8:18 AM, Beth Muramoto wrote:

> A faculty here emailed me about getting suggestions for geographic
> mapping software and since I have no idea how to even find something
> like that, I turn to all of you in the hopes you'll have some ideas for
> me to pass along to the faculty member.
>
> The exact wording of the faculty's email to me is below. If you need
> more specifics, let me know and I'll pass them on to him.
>
>
> Thanks as always,
>
> Beth
>
>
>
>     /What geographic mapping software would you recommend I use?
>     /
>
>     //
>
>     /I'd like to find a software application (or add on) that will
>     permit me to map Excel data into traditional maps.
>     /
>
>     //
>
>     /I'm hoping that software with these capabilities will be available
>     via Berkeley's software unit.
>     /
>
>     //
>
>     /Thanks./
>
>
>
>
> --
> ***********************************************
> Beth Muramoto
> Computer Resource Specialist
> Graduate School of Education
> University of California, Berkeley
> 1650 Tolman Hall
> Berkeley, CA 94720
> Email:  mailto:[hidden email] <mailto:[hidden email]>
> Phone:  (510) 643-0203
> Fax:  (510) 643-6239
>
> “Finish each day and be done with it. You have done what you could. Some
> blunders and absurdities have crept in – forget them as soon as you can.
> Tomorrow is a new day. You shall begin it serenely and with too high a
> spirit to be encumbered with your old nonsense.”
>                              -Emerson
>
> This is the essence of forgiveness. You can't change what happened but
> you can make sure it doesn't have the power to prevent you from being
> happy tomorrow.
>                               -Paul Boese
>
> “Kind words do not cost much yet they accomplish much.”
>
>                              -Blaise Pascal
>
>
> ***********************************************
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>
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Re: [Micronet] Geographic Mapping software

Garey Mills
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Beth -

    The faculty should talk to Susan Powell in the EART library. She was hired on with a major task of developing on-line geographic presence here. There is also the Geographic Innovation Facility in Mulford Hall.

Garey Mills
Library Systems Office

On Mon, Apr 20, 2015 at 8:18 AM, Beth Muramoto <[hidden email]> wrote:
A faculty here emailed me about getting suggestions for geographic mapping software and since I have no idea how to even find something like that, I turn to all of you in the hopes you'll have some ideas for me to pass along to the faculty member.

The exact wording of the faculty's email to me is below. If you need more specifics, let me know and I'll pass them on to him.


Thanks as always,

Beth



What geographic mapping software would you recommend I use?
 
I'd like to find a software application (or add on) that will permit me to map Excel data into traditional maps.
 
I'm hoping that software with these capabilities will be available via Berkeley's software unit.
 
Thanks.



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Beth Muramoto
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Graduate School of Education
University of California, Berkeley
1650 Tolman Hall
Berkeley, CA 94720
Email:  mailto:[hidden email]
Phone:  <a href="tel:%28510%29%20643-0203" value="+15106430203" target="_blank">(510) 643-0203 
Fax:  <a href="tel:%28510%29%20643-6239" value="+15106436239" target="_blank">(510) 643-6239

“Finish each day and be done with it. You have done what you could. Some blunders and absurdities have crept in – forget them as soon as you can. Tomorrow is a new day. You shall begin it serenely and with too high a spirit to be encumbered with your old nonsense.”
                            -Emerson

This is the essence of forgiveness. You can't change what happened but you can make sure it doesn't have the power to prevent you from being happy tomorrow.
                           
                             -Paul Boese

“Kind words do not cost much yet they accomplish much.” 

                            -Blaise Pascal


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Re: [Micronet] Geographic Mapping software

Joshua Christopher Jackson
Also look into D3.js and the TopoJSON specification, if a web-based interface is appropriate. It is excellent. 

While it does require some knowledge of JavaScript and programming in general, it seems to be a very powerful framework. NYT uses it for their interactive maps. 

Joshua Jackson

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On Apr 20, 2015, at 8:49 AM, Garey Mills <[hidden email]> wrote:

Beth -

    The faculty should talk to Susan Powell in the EART library. She was hired on with a major task of developing on-line geographic presence here. There is also the Geographic Innovation Facility in Mulford Hall.

Garey Mills
Library Systems Office

On Mon, Apr 20, 2015 at 8:18 AM, Beth Muramoto <[hidden email]> wrote:
A faculty here emailed me about getting suggestions for geographic mapping software and since I have no idea how to even find something like that, I turn to all of you in the hopes you'll have some ideas for me to pass along to the faculty member.

The exact wording of the faculty's email to me is below. If you need more specifics, let me know and I'll pass them on to him.


Thanks as always,

Beth



What geographic mapping software would you recommend I use?
 
I'd like to find a software application (or add on) that will permit me to map Excel data into traditional maps.
 
I'm hoping that software with these capabilities will be available via Berkeley's software unit.
 
Thanks.



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Beth Muramoto
Computer Resource Specialist
Graduate School of Education
University of California, Berkeley
1650 Tolman Hall
Berkeley, CA 94720
Email:  mailto:[hidden email]
Phone:  <a href="tel:%28510%29%20643-0203" value="+15106430203" target="_blank">(510) 643-0203 
Fax:  <a href="tel:%28510%29%20643-6239" value="+15106436239" target="_blank">(510) 643-6239

“Finish each day and be done with it. You have done what you could. Some blunders and absurdities have crept in – forget them as soon as you can. Tomorrow is a new day. You shall begin it serenely and with too high a spirit to be encumbered with your old nonsense.”
                            -Emerson

This is the essence of forgiveness. You can't change what happened but you can make sure it doesn't have the power to prevent you from being happy tomorrow.
                           
                             -Paul Boese

“Kind words do not cost much yet they accomplish much.” 

                            -Blaise Pascal


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Re: [Micronet] Geographic Mapping software

Camille Villa
Before prescribing software, it would be best for the faculty member to meet with a consultant at the D-Lab or the Geospatial Innovation Facility.  Their recommendations will vary quite a bit, given several factors:
  • do they want to publish something interactive to the web or just generate static images?
  • is the "traditional map" a historical map? Or is it a modern map (OpenStreetMap, Google Maps, etc.)?
  • are they mapping points (addresses) or information about regions (census districts, counties, climate data etc.)?
We have a guide on campus geospatial resources on the Digital Humanities at Berkeley site.

Coincidentally, the Research IT Reading Group will be discussing geospatial analysis in historical research this Thursday from noon to 1 pm. Daniel Viragh will be discussing his workflow for mapping data on a map of Budapest in 1896 using ArcGIS. All are welcome! 

Cheers,

Camille Villa
UC Berkeley, Research IT 


On Mon, Apr 20, 2015 at 3:15 PM, Joshua Jackson <[hidden email]> wrote:
Also look into D3.js and the TopoJSON specification, if a web-based interface is appropriate. It is excellent. 

While it does require some knowledge of JavaScript and programming in general, it seems to be a very powerful framework. NYT uses it for their interactive maps. 

Joshua Jackson

Sent from my iPhone

On Apr 20, 2015, at 8:49 AM, Garey Mills <[hidden email]> wrote:

Beth -

    The faculty should talk to Susan Powell in the EART library. She was hired on with a major task of developing on-line geographic presence here. There is also the Geographic Innovation Facility in Mulford Hall.

Garey Mills
Library Systems Office

On Mon, Apr 20, 2015 at 8:18 AM, Beth Muramoto <[hidden email]> wrote:
A faculty here emailed me about getting suggestions for geographic mapping software and since I have no idea how to even find something like that, I turn to all of you in the hopes you'll have some ideas for me to pass along to the faculty member.

The exact wording of the faculty's email to me is below. If you need more specifics, let me know and I'll pass them on to him.


Thanks as always,

Beth



What geographic mapping software would you recommend I use?
 
I'd like to find a software application (or add on) that will permit me to map Excel data into traditional maps.
 
I'm hoping that software with these capabilities will be available via Berkeley's software unit.
 
Thanks.



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Beth Muramoto
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Graduate School of Education
University of California, Berkeley
1650 Tolman Hall
Berkeley, CA 94720
Email:  mailto:[hidden email]
Phone:  <a href="tel:%28510%29%20643-0203" value="+15106430203" target="_blank">(510) 643-0203 
Fax:  <a href="tel:%28510%29%20643-6239" value="+15106436239" target="_blank">(510) 643-6239

“Finish each day and be done with it. You have done what you could. Some blunders and absurdities have crept in – forget them as soon as you can. Tomorrow is a new day. You shall begin it serenely and with too high a spirit to be encumbered with your old nonsense.”
                            -Emerson

This is the essence of forgiveness. You can't change what happened but you can make sure it doesn't have the power to prevent you from being happy tomorrow.
                           
                             -Paul Boese

“Kind words do not cost much yet they accomplish much.” 

                            -Blaise Pascal


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Re: [Micronet] Geographic Mapping software

Susan Powell
Hello all,
I'm not on the micronet listserv, but Antony forwarded me this conversation. I thought I'd just chime in to agree with what has already been said that a consultation (with either the GIF, D-Lab, or myself) will be critical for recommending the right software.

That said, something we have access to through our Esri license, but that I have not really played around with yet, is Esri Maps for Office, a sort-of plugin for Excel. It could be one possible solution.

Best,
Susan

On Mon, Apr 20, 2015 at 4:06 PM, Antony SUCHESTON <[hidden email]> wrote:

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Date: Mon, Apr 20, 2015 at 3:41 PM
Subject: Re: [Micronet] Geographic Mapping software
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Before prescribing software, it would be best for the faculty member to meet with a consultant at the D-Lab or the Geospatial Innovation Facility.  Their recommendations will vary quite a bit, given several factors:
  • do they want to publish something interactive to the web or just generate static images?
  • is the "traditional map" a historical map? Or is it a modern map (OpenStreetMap, Google Maps, etc.)?
  • are they mapping points (addresses) or information about regions (census districts, counties, climate data etc.)?
We have a guide on campus geospatial resources on the Digital Humanities at Berkeley site.

Coincidentally, the Research IT Reading Group will be discussing geospatial analysis in historical research this Thursday from noon to 1 pm. Daniel Viragh will be discussing his workflow for mapping data on a map of Budapest in 1896 using ArcGIS. All are welcome! 

Cheers,

Camille Villa
UC Berkeley, Research IT 


On Mon, Apr 20, 2015 at 3:15 PM, Joshua Jackson <[hidden email]> wrote:
Also look into D3.js and the TopoJSON specification, if a web-based interface is appropriate. It is excellent. 

While it does require some knowledge of JavaScript and programming in general, it seems to be a very powerful framework. NYT uses it for their interactive maps. 

Joshua Jackson

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On Apr 20, 2015, at 8:49 AM, Garey Mills <[hidden email]> wrote:

Beth -

    The faculty should talk to Susan Powell in the EART library. She was hired on with a major task of developing on-line geographic presence here. There is also the Geographic Innovation Facility in Mulford Hall.

Garey Mills
Library Systems Office

On Mon, Apr 20, 2015 at 8:18 AM, Beth Muramoto <[hidden email]> wrote:
A faculty here emailed me about getting suggestions for geographic mapping software and since I have no idea how to even find something like that, I turn to all of you in the hopes you'll have some ideas for me to pass along to the faculty member.

The exact wording of the faculty's email to me is below. If you need more specifics, let me know and I'll pass them on to him.


Thanks as always,

Beth



What geographic mapping software would you recommend I use?
 
I'd like to find a software application (or add on) that will permit me to map Excel data into traditional maps.
 
I'm hoping that software with these capabilities will be available via Berkeley's software unit.
 
Thanks.



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