map making

Representing information spatially can provide a new way of seeing information. There are plenty of options, ranging from the super-simple (Google Maps, for instance, lets you easily mark a map with pins with pop-up text and photos) to the sophisticated. Some mapping tools that we’ve played with are:

The photo, above, of a woman correcting a map model was taken by Marjory Collins in 1944 at New York University and is in the collections of the Library of Congress. It has no known copyright restrictions.


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