DH Tools: Geography


January 5, 2014 9:31 pm
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Below is a selection of DH tools and examples of existing projects presented at the DEH workshop in September 2013.

fAR play

fAR-Play
A framework for the development of virtual scavenger hunts and virtual treasure hunts.From the creators: virtual “Points of Interest” are placed in real world locations. These points are displayed with an accompanying image and can teach users about physical objects near them.

 

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Hypercities
A geo-temporal tool for the creation and exploration of the historical layers of cities and global spaces.

 

Geocommons

GeoCommons
An open repository of existing map visualizations and data, as well as the tools with which to build your own visualizations.

 

Hate Map

Homophobic Tweet Map
An example of geo-tagging to create a visualization; the degree of homophobic tweets in US counties, with the possibility to view individual word frequencies.

 

Ushahidi

Ushahidi
A non-profit organization that develops “free and open sources software for information collection, visualization and interactive mapping”. Aims to change the traditional methods of information flow and reduce the barriers associated with them.

 

Newfoundland Nature

Newfoundland Nature
A crowd-sourced “nature tracker” of wildlife, landmarks, etc. in Newfoundland and Labrador.

 

Compiled by Geoffrey Rockwell, Stéfan Sinclair, Renée Sieber, Matt Milner and Susan Brown. Written by Veronica Poplawski

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