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Creating stories using maps / timelines to display on websites with StoryMapJS and TimelineJS

Creating stories using maps / timelines to display on websites with StoryMapJS and TimelineJS

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


StoryMapJS is a free tool to help you tell stories on the web that highlight the locations of a series of events and TimelineJS is an open-source tool that enables anyone to build visually rich, interactive timelines.

Being able to visualise research data by plotting it on a map or timeline can help reveal patterns otherwise hidden and also provide a powerful platform for sharing research products. StoryMapJS and TimeLineJS are two particularly useful tools to plot and share your data. These simple, yet powerful tools leverage and reveal aspects of your own data to aid in analysis and presentation of your research data. They create innovative, rich storytelling environments that challenge conventional means of communication.

This workshop will provide hands-on practice in using these free tools so that you can gain immediate awareness of how you may be able to employ these tools in your own research.

Do you want to create an interactive timeline in order to show how or why something happened? Or to display a collection of objects in chronological order? Then this workshop will be of interest to you. No prior experience with these tools is required.

N.B. You will need to have a Google account with Gmail e-mail address - BUT - You CANNOT use your UCD or UCDCONNECT e-mail for this workshop

If you need to create a new Google account please do this prior to the workshop


PhD students who attend this event can attain a Certificate of Attendance via Sisweb.

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


Thursday, 8th March 2018
10:30am - 12:30pm
Information Skills Room
Health Sciences Library
Jane Nolan
Visualising with Maps
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Maps & GIS Librarian
UCD Library

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