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Visualise your data on a map : how to create a map with Scribble Maps

Description

In this hands-on workshop you will learn how to create maps using the free online mapping application Scribble Maps. Scribble Maps will let you create maps which can be emailed, saved as a jpeg, embedded into websites or blogs or shared via URLs. It’s ideal for anyone who doesn’t require the analytic tools and features available in a Geographic Information System (GIS) such as ArcGIS.
Scribble Maps includes features such as adding placemark icons, images, photos, text labels and shapes onto a variety of background maps. Distances can be measured and it has the facility to search for locations. Step-by-step guidance will be given on importing data from an Excel spreadsheet to view on one of the base maps available via Scribbble Maps.

 

Part of the series: Digital Tools and Approaches to Connect and Transform Your Research

 

Objectives

By the end of the session you will: 

Have learned how to create, customise and share a map

Be able to illustrate and communicate information by displaying it on a map

Know how to import and visualise your data on a map

Add photos to your map

Print a map or save it as a pdf, or embed it on a website

 

Who should attend?

This course will be of interest to administrative staff and students or researchers (including postdocs and graduate students) in any discipline who would like to be able to mark sites of interest on a map easily or who might have data with a location field which they would like to see visualised on a map. No prior experience with this product is required and no advance preparation for this hands-on workshop is necessary.

Attendance at this workshop / presentation may satisfy the CPD requirements of some professional bodies; a certificate of completion can be supplied upon request.

 

Related LibGuide: Map Collections at UCD and on the Web by Jane Nolan

Date:
Wednesday, November 29, 2017
Time:
11:00am - 12:30pm
Location:
Information Skills Room
Library:
Health Sciences Library
Presenter:
Jane Nolan

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Jane Nolan

Maps & GIS Librarian, UCD Library

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