GIS Mapping Links

A GIS PRIMER. WHAT IS GIS? THE POWER OF MAPPING
https://www.esri.com/en-us/what-is-gis/overview
This ESRI site starts out saying "A geographic information system (GIS) lets us visualize, question, analyze, and interpret data to understand relationships, patterns, and trends.  GIS benefits organizations of all sizes and in almost every industry. There is a growing interest in and awareness of the economic and strategic value of GIS."
Note: The Tutor/Mentor Connection (1993-present) and Tutor/Mentor Institute, LLC (2011-present) have been trying to harness this capacity since 1993 to help build more consistent support for all volunteer based tutor/mentor programs in the Chicago region.

AN ARTICLE ABOUT USING MAPS – EXTENSIVE RESOURCES
https://kit.exposingtheinvisible.org/en/how/maps.html
From the website: “In this article you will explore how to use maps, geographic data and satellite imagery to find and visualize information, how common mapping tools can help you investigate a physical place and what happens there, and how you can document your own physical investigative journeys.

AMMAP - INTERACTIVE MAPPING TOOL
https://www.amcharts.com/demos/
Visit this page and see the many types of maps and charts that can be created using the tools offered by this company.

ASSOCIATION OF AMERICAN GEOGRAPHERS
http://www.aag.org/cs/projects_and_programs
From the web site: "The AAG offers a variety of programs and special projects to support the work of geographers in the U.S. and internationally. We also provide services for geographers and academic departments seeking to enhance diversity, obtain disciplinary data about geography, and conduct outreach activities with youth."

BATCHGEO - TURN SPREADSHEETS INTO MAPS
https://batchgeo.com/
From the web site: "BatchGeo is the fastest way to create Google Maps from your spreadsheets. Founded in 2006, we believe there is a story within your data waiting to be told. Maps create a visual representation that a list of addresses or other locations just can't possibly communicate." 

CARES ENGAGEMENT NETWORK
https://careshq.org/
From the web site: "The Engagement Network is a national platform where you can find public and custom tools produced by the Center for Applied Research and Engagement Systems (CARES) at the University of Missouri. The Engagement Network hosts:
*A national Map Room with 15,000+ data layers
*The premier Community Health Needs Assessment reporting tool with 80+ health-related indicators
* A Hub Network with 30+ partner organizations using CARES technology
You may have seen these data, tools, and Hubs in Community Commons in the past. Community Commons is transitioning to a new platform and the Engagement Network has been created to ensure that communities, organizations, and agencies that rely on free access to the maps and tools can continue to get reliable data and visualization tools."

CARTODB - MAP MAKING MADE EASY
https://carto.com/
From the web site "Whether it's more efficient delivery routes, strategic store placements or targeted geomarketing campaigns - CARTO makes it simple." 
CHICAGO COMMUNITY AREA MAP - POPULATION CHANGES SINCE 1950S
https://skyscraperpage.com/forum/showthread.php?t=203818
This site shows changes in population from 1950 to 2010 for each community area in Chicago. Also includes an interactive map showing demographic changes since 1920s.

CENTER FOR SPATIAL DATA SCIENCE AT THE UNIVERSITY OF CHICAGO (CSDS)
https://spatial.uchicago.edu/
From the website: "At CSDS we think spatially about research problems; We develop state-of-the-art methods for geospatial analysis; implement them through open source software tools; apply them to policy-relevant research in the social sciences; and disseminate them through education and support to a worldwide community."

CHIVES - A CHICAGO DATA COLLABORATIVE AND COMMUNITY MAPPING APPLICATION
https://chichives.com/
From the website: "ChiVes brings data on Chicago's environment together at the neighborhood level.  It's a partnership of researchers, community organizations, and civic groups.


CITY EXPLAINED, INC USES GIS PLANNING TOOLS
https://communityviz.city-explained.com/
From the web site: "City Explained, Inc. is a software and services firm specializing in GIS-based planning services and technology. National leaders in scenario planning and related fields, our professional services consultants assist communities and regions with innovative visualization and analysis technology for planning. Our award-winning software, CommunityViz®, is widely used throughout North America and the world for scenario-based land-use planning and 3D visualization. In addition, our custom software developers create innovative, interactive applications for a wide variety of planning analysis and outreach needs."

CHANGES IN NEW YORK STATE 2022 CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICT LINES - LOCATIONS OF HOSPITALS - USE OF GIS MAPS
https://hanys.askflorence.org/Data/redistricting/index#rendered
This interactive website shows changes in each of New York's 27 Congressional Districts, resulting from 2022 Census data. The site's maps are easy to view and show additions and deletions with color shaded areas. This platform was created by HANYS, the Healthcare Association of New York State, thus shows hospitals and health care centers on the maps. 

COOK CENTRAL - COOK COUNTY BOARD - GIS PORTAL (MAPS, DATA, ETC)
https://hub-cookcountyil.opendata.arcgis.com/
This link points to “Cook Central” – "a mapping and geographic data hub for sharing information with the public. Cook Central is a one-stop shop for the County’s Department of Geographic Information Systems (GIS)."

CREATING MEDIA RICH MAP STORIES - ARTICLE
https://ditchthattextbook.com/how-to-create-media-rich-interactive-maps-for-deeper-learning//
This article shows how students, volunteers and/or advocates can add text and data to maps to enhance learning or the stories they are telling. 

CUNY CENTER FOR URBAN RESEARCH
https://www.gc.cuny.edu/CUR
From the web site:  "The Center for Urban Research organizes basic research on the critical issues that face New York and other large cities in the U.S. and abroad, collaborates with public agencies, nonprofit organizations, and other partners to help them understand how to respond to the challenges they face, and informs the media, opinion-shapers, and the public about urban research at The Graduate Center of the City University of New York (CUNY)." 

ESRI GIS EDUCATION COMMUNITY BLOG
https://community.esri.com/t5/community-blog/bg-p/community-blog
The ESRI blog is a place to gather new ideas and meet new people involved with GIS work.

ESRI WEB SITE DEMONSTRATES USES OF GIS
https://www.esri.com/en-us/home
ESRI is among the world leaders in GIS technology its almost limitless enthusiasm for the possibilities of GIS mapping.
Note: Most of the maps created by the Tutor/Mentor Connection  between 1994 and 2010 were created using software donated by ESRI.

EXAMPLES OF USES OF MAPS - STAMEN DESIGN
https://stamen.com/work/maps-stamen-com/
This article in the New York Times described the thinking behind the map making at Stamen Design. http://bits.blogs.nytimes.com/2014/01/06/a-makeover-for-maps/  Browse the web site and see examples of ways maps can communicate ideas and knowledge.

EXPLORING NEIGHBORHOOD CHANGE - CHICAGO
https://savingplaces.github.io/equitymapCHI/
From the website: "The National Trust for Historic Preservation developed the Exploring Neighborhood Change mapping series for 10 cities as a part of an initiative of the African American Cultural Heritage Action Fund. The mapping series is designed to complement a written report entitled Preserving African American Places: Growing Preservation’s Potential as a Path for Equity, which explores the historical and present day context of African American neighborhoods to develop effective preservation-based strategies that promote justice, inclusion, and equity in our movement today."

EXPLORING THE URBAN COMMUNITY: A GIS APPROACH (PDF)
https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.2747/0272-3638.27.2.193?journalCode=rurb20&
Article demonstrates use of GIS, written by Richart P. Greene, Northern Illinois University and James B  Pick,  University of the Redlands.  Note: Dr. Greene and students helped set up the GIS system at the Tutor/Mentor Connection in 1995.

GEOSPATIAL ANALYSIS OF CHICAGO AND NEIGHBORHOODS NEEDING IMPROVEMENT
http://proximityone.com/gallery/guide/index.htm?il_chicago.htm
Visit this web site to see innovative uses of GIS maps to show demographics and education levels. Map resources like this can be used by planners, philanthropists, and others to help drive resources to areas where most school improvement is needed.  The site is hosted by a company called ProximityOne. Learn about them at http://proximityone.com/about.htm

GEOSPATIAL DATA PROJECT SUPPORTS GIS USE BY BIG TEN UNIVERSITIES
https://sites.google.com/umn.edu/btaa-gdp/about
From the website: "This project is collectively managed by librarians and geospatial specialists at thirteen research institutions from across the Big Ten Academic Alliance.  The GEO Portal hosts "GIS data produced in Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Maryland, Michigan, Minnesota, Nebraska, Pennsylvania, Ohio, & Wisconsin."

GIS RESOURCE LIST FROM SYRACUSE UNIVERSITY 
https://onlinegrad.syracuse.edu/blog/gis-data/
This blog article includes a GIS data resource published by Syracuse University's online Master of Science in Library and Information Science Program.  The resource defines geographic information systems, offers a glossary list of GIS terms and lists 20 free, open-source software resources for building GIS maps.  Take al look. 

GIS DATA MAPS FROM ST. LOUIS FEDERAL RESERVE BANK
https://geofred.stlouisfed.org/
The Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis collects economic data (FRED) and shares it on various GIS mapping platforms. Includes capacity to build your own maps.

GIS IN EDUCATION ARTICLES BY JOSEPH KERSKI, PHD
https://www.xyht.com/author/joseph-kerski/
These articles show growth of GIS learning in higher education as well as in K-12. 

GIS MAPPING RESOURCE FOR UK - ORDNANCE SURVEY
https://www.ordnancesurvey.co.uk/
Ordnance Survey is "at the forefront of the digital economy, producing digital mapping products and paper maps for business, leisure, administrative and educational use. We are still part of the UK Government, but we cover our costs by selling our products and licensing others to use our data."

GIS WEB SITES FOR EDUCATORS - COLLECTION
https://sites.google.com/mrpiercey.com/resources/geo/websites
This is a list of geography websites/tools that can be used to supplement classroom instruction. This site was recommended by a participant in the weekly #worldgeochat on Twitter.

GLOBAL CHAOS MAP PROJECT
https://aru.ac.uk/global-sustainability-institute-gsi/research/global-risk-and-resilience/global-chaos-map-project
From the website: "Governments, the private sector and NGOs all have a role to play in mitigating social unrest and effectively managing our natural resources. Early intervention policy and programme design, anchored in risk management and peace building, is crucial. The Global Chaos Map Project is led by the Global Sustainability Institute at ARU. By recording past events of unrest or deaths related to access to natural resources, the project gives us valuable insights into patterns of unrest and global trends – and the factors that contribute to regions being vulnerable, now and in the future. Findings from the project support early intervention design." 

GREAT SCHOOLS FINDER - MAKE YOUR OWN MAP
https://www.greatschools.org/
The Great Schools web site includes information you can use to find public and private schools in Chicago and many other cities. It also includes information people can use to help improve schools. This link points to a page where you can create your own map and embed it into a blog or web site.

HEALTH MAP - SHOWS GLOBAL DISEASES
https://www.healthmap.org/en/
This map demonstrates ways to use a mapping application to help people understand where different diseases are most concentrated in the world at any given time. It's an effective demonstration of the power of a Geographic Information System.

ILLINOIS HOUSE & SENATE DISTRICTS - INTERACTIVE MAP
http://media.apps.chicagotribune.com/legdistricts/final.html
This 2011 map on the Chicago Tribune web site was one of the best I've found for zooming into different parts of the state of Illinois to locate different political districts, based on where they are on the map. It no longer (2019) connects correctly to Google maps, but still is usable resource.

I-MAP BUILDER TOOL - INTERACTIVE MAPPING SOFTWARE
https://www.imapbuilder.com/screenshot.php
From the web site: "iMapBuilder interactive maps software is an user-friendly, interactive image map making software. iMapBuilder has a desktop version for MS-Windows, and a web-app version which runs in browsers on Windows, Mac OS and Linunx.   iMapBuilder comes with a built-in world map templates gallery. You can also import your own photo/images. This enables easy creation of interactive image maps for a wide variety of applications. For example, a real-estate map, a branch office locator, or a network diagram. Map creation and editing is easy using iMapBuilder, no any programming skills or additional flash editing software is required."

INFORMATION GEOGRAPHIES AT THE OXFORD INTERNET INSTITUTE
https://geography.oii.ox.ac.uk/about/
Purpose of this site described as "Our goal is to produce a comprehensive atlas of contemporary information and Internet geographies, that will draw on four years of focused research conducted at the Oxford Internet Institute. Specifically, the atlas will draw on unique data, visualisations, and maps in order to tell a story about three key facets of global information geographies (access, information production, and information representation)."

LEARN ABOUT COOK COUNTY (IL) USE OF GIS DATA
https://sites.google.com/umn.edu/btaa-gdp/news/2021/03-24-todd-schuble
From the Geospatial Data Project website: "This interview focuses on GIS data use by Cook County government. It is part of our Data Provider Series, which highlights local governments and institutions that offer open GIS data. In each interview, providers tell us about their missions and data resources. We hope this will be a great way for readers to learn more about local GIS developments and new initiatives."

MAP LOCATIONS OF FAITH GROUPS; FIND DEMOGRAPHIC DATA
https://maps.nazarene.org/ARDADemographics/index.html
From the web site: "The Association of Religion Data Archives (ARDA) strives to democratize access to the best data on religion. Founded as the American Religion Data Archive in 1997 and going online in 1998, the initial archive was targeted at researchers interested in American religion. The targeted audience and the data collection have both greatly expanded since 1998, now including American and international collections and developing features for educators, journalists, religious congregations, and researchers. Data included in the ARDA are submitted by the foremost religion scholars and research centers in the world."  One section of the site enables visitors to enter a zip code and get a map showing faith groups within a .5 to 5 mile radius. Also includes demographic data for that search area. 

MAP OF CHICAGO BY RACE/ETHNICITY AND INCOME
http://www.radicalcartography.net/index.html?chicagodots
This link shows innovative uses of maps to visualize data on race and income in Chicago. The site has links to many other resources and ideas related to mapping and visualization.

MAPHUB - MAKE YOUR OWN MAPS FOR YOUTUBE, MORE
https://maphub.net/
From the web site: "MapHub was created (in 2016) by Zsolt Ero and Gergely Matyus because of their frustration with Google Maps' UI and the extremely closed attitude it has towards data. It's built on OpenStreetMap and aims to make sharing maps as simple as sharing YouTube videos, while offering GitHub like collaboration for teams."

MAPLINE - MAPPING MADE SIMPLE
https://mapline.com/category/blog/
Browse this site to see the benefits of using Mapline's web based mapping tool.

MAPPING FOR JUSTICE BLOG - TUTOR/MENTOR CONNECTION RESOURCE
https://mappingforjustice.blogspot.com/
This blog, created in January 2008, shows the Tutor/Mentor Connection's use of maps and visualizations as part of an on-going strategy to build more resources and public support for volunteer-based tutor/mentor programs in all high poverty areas of Chicago. The blog also points to web sites where others are creating maps that focus on poverty areas of the country.
Since 2011 this has been operated by Tutor/Mentor Institute, LLC

MAPPING LATINO POPULATION IN US BY STATE
https://www.pewresearch.org/hispanic/states/
This web site has extensive demographic information useful to planners and policy makers.

MAPPING OF ENVIRONMENTAL NEWS - FOREST RESTORATION
https://news.mongabay.com/2010/12/map-15-million-sq-km-of-land-suitable-for-forest-restoration/
This site host an interactive map of the world that you can zoom into and build your understanding of environmental issues. Great tool for activist and educators. This link points to a 2010 article about global forest restoration. Still important. 

MAPPING PHILANTHROPY - FOUNDATION MAPS BY CANDID
https://maps.foundationcenter.org/home.php
View the video on the web site and learn how maps can help donors, non profits, policy-makers, etc. This was originally the Foundation Center, but merged into new organization called Candid.

MAPPING SCIENCE - USES OF GEOGRAPHIC INFO SYSTEM
https://scimaps.org/home
From the web site: "The Places & Spaces: Mapping Science exhibit aims to introduce science mapping techniques to the general public and to experts across diverse disciplines for educational, scientific, and practical purposes. It is meant to inspire cross-disciplinary discussion on how to best track and communicate scholarly activity and scientific progress on a global scale.

MAPPING SEGREGATION IN US CITIES - INTERACTIVE RESOURCE
https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2015/07/08/us/census-race-map.html
Interactive map enables you to look at different cities and see patterns of racial segregation.

MAPPING TOOLS AND RESOURCES ON THE WEB - COMMUNITY COMMONS LIBRARY
https://www.communitycommons.org/collections/Maps-and-Data
The Community Commons web site is a resource for creating maps to support community change. On this page they point to other websites which have similar resources.

MAPS4MEDIA - HELPS JOURNALISTS CREATE MAPS
https://maps4news.com/
If you're trying to create a map to go with a news story this resource offers 10 maps for free. Check it out. 

OPPORTUNITY MAPPING - SEE WORK DONE BY KIRWAN INSTITUTE AT OSU
https://kirwaninstitute.osu.edu/opportunity-mapping
The Prezi on this site provides a great introduction using maps and visualization to show why areas of high poverty need extra support. 

OVERVIEW OF GIS: A GIS STORY
https://www.gislounge.com/stroll-through-the-story-of-gis/
From the web site: "this site takes viewers through a cursory overview of the origin of geographic knowledge before providing an overview of GIS."

PARTICIPATORY AVENUES - INTEGRATED APPROACHES TO PARTICIPATORY DEVELOPMENT (IAPAD)
http://www.iapad.org/about/about-p3dm/
This paragraph offers a sample of what you'll find on this web site: "P3DM is the method that facilitates the visualization of mainly tacit (spatial) knowledge, and increases through an intensive learning process the amount of knowledge we are fully aware of. This enhances our capacities to analyze, communicate and interact on specific issues, which got much clearer in our mind. Cognitive maps (also known as mental maps) are internal representations of the world and its spatial properties stored in memory. They frequently represent portions of our tacit and explicit knowledge and are visualized with the use of sketch maps, transect diagrams, scale maps, drawings and physical or virtual 3-dimensional models.
Different from other visualizing tools (i.e. sketch mapping) characterized by variable levels of accuracy, 3-D modeling offers the opportunity to produce relatively precise geo-referenced and scaled qualitative and quantitative data, adding substantial value and communication power to indigenous technical knowledge (ITK)."

POLICY MAP - DATA MAPPING RESOURCE
https://www.policymap.com/blog/
From the web site: "PolicyMap offers easy-to-use online mapping with data on demographics, real estate, health, jobs and more in communities across the US. From the classroom to the boardroom, thousands of organizations trust PolicyMap to find the right data for their research, market studies, business planning, site selection, grant applications and impact analysis."  There is a fee to use the data and tools on this site to make your own map, but there is also a map-blog library pointing to stories of data maps made by others.

POWER OF COMBINING MAPS WITH DATA
https://proximityone.wordpress.com/2014/11/11/power-of-combining-maps-with-data/
From the web site: "This ProximityOne blog covers topics related to decision-making information resources and solutions.  It is focused on the development, integration and use of geographic-demographic-economic data to help stakeholders better understand where we are now; the what, when and where things will change in the future; and how change might impact us."

POVERTY AND CRIM MAPPING - SEE MORE USES OF MAPS IN THIS SECTION OF THE TUTOR/MENTOR LIBRARY
https://tutormentorexchange.net/resource-links/law-justice-links/poverty-mapping

QGIS - FREE OPEN SOURCE GEOGRAPHIC INFORMATION SYSTEM
https://www.qgis.org/en/site/
From the web site: "QGIS is a user friendly Open Source Geographic Information System (GIS) licensed under the GNU General Public License. QGIS is an official project of the Open Source Geospatial Foundation (OSGeo). It runs on Linux, Unix, Mac OSX, Windows and Android and supports numerous vector, raster, and database formats and functionalities."

RELIEF WEB USES MAPS TO POINT TO AREAS OF NEED
https://reliefweb.int/
From the web site: "ReliefWeb is the leading humanitarian information source on global crises and disasters. It is a specialized digital service of the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA).
We provide reliable and timely information, enabling humanitarian workers to make informed decisions and to plan effective response. We collect and deliver key information, including the latest reports, maps and infographics and videos from trusted sources."

SEARCHABLE MAP TEMPLATE - RESOURCE FOR MAP BUILDERS
https://derekeder.com/searchable_map_template/
This site shows how map overlays can be created that enable people to search for information within specific areas that is related to specific topics. The site contains a list of additional work done by others, so is a valuable resource.

STAMEN MAPS - AVAILABLE FOR USE
http://maps.stamen.com/#watercolor/16/35.9030/-77.8866
From the web site: "Stamen is building web services and open source tools to display public data in easy-to-understand, highly visual ways. We’d love to see these maps used around the web, so we’ve included some brief instructions to help you use them in the mapping system of your choice. These maps are available free of charge."

SYRACUSE COMMUNITY GEOGRAPHY
https://communitygeography.org/
From the web site: "Syracuse Community Geography works in partnership with community-based organizations and university affiliates to map and spatially analyze topics of concern to Central New York communities. SCG helps communities to identify and address challenges in new ways using GIS (Geographic Information Systems) mapping and other forms of spatial analysis."

TALENTED - USING ESRI STORY MAPS TO HELP WITH WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT
click here
From the web site: "Through TalentED, students can visualize regional workforce needs and available educational opportunities. Counselors can also help others plan out a career path that reflects personal and financial goals.
Alongside the central TalentEd Story Map, industry-level Story Maps give students access to information on careers, colleges, and living costs, all targeted to their specific location. Within each industry-level Story Map, users can watch short videos on the wide range of jobs associated with each industry. They can also view all companies in Orange County that are involved in a specific industry, and find a community college where they can continue their studies for a job in that field. Further interactive display options allow users to also tailor their experience to their needs, placing themselves on the path to a great career."  Take time to browse through the site and the story maps to see what an innovative resource this is.

TEACHING SPATIAL THINKING WITH GEOTECHNOLOGIES - ARTICLES
https://www.josephkerski.com/
This is the website of ESRI geographer Joseph Kerski, which contains numerous articles & podcasts.  He introduces his site with "Teaching with Geotechnologies (Geographic Information Systems (GIS), Global Positioning Systems (GPS), Virtual Globes, and Remote Sensing not only can engage the learner in inquiry-driven, problem-based, project-based investigations of real-world issues, but it is essential for 21st Century sustainability of the planet and the health of its people. If we do not foster spatial thinking about issues such as water quality and availability, energy, sustainable agriculture, land use, urban sprawl, biodiversity loss, human health, natural hazards, and soil erosion, population and migration, at scales from local to global, who will?"

TEXAS CONNECTOR - MAP BASED RESOURCE SUPPORTS NON PROFITS
https://www.texasconnects.org/Default.aspx
From the web site: "Texas Connector is an online, interactive mapping tool that links needs and nonprofits to strengthen Texas communities.  It provides a visual snapshot of social service needs and resources to allow funders, local and state government leaders, research, and the nonprofit community to more effectively meet Texas' growing needs.  Texas Connector bridges the information gap between the areas served by nonprofits and the underserved communities of Texas." 

THE ATLAS OF REURBANISM
https://forum.savingplaces.org/act/research-policy-lab/atlas/map
From the web site: "The Atlas of ReUrbanism is an evolving and expanding tool, allowing users to explore the built environment of American cities, block by block. Using our maps, you can interact with data on your city's built assets, and click to layer demographic, economic, and environmental data from the U.S. Census, American Community Survey, and more. The maps focus on the Character Score for buildings and blocks across 50 U.S. cities, as established in the Preservation Green Lab’s Older, Smaller, Better report. Individual building and block characteristics are also selectable and viewable."

THE CENTRE FOR ADVANCED SPATIAL ANALYSIS
https://www.ucl.ac.uk/bartlett/casa/research
From the web site: "The Centre for Advanced Spatial Analysis (CASA) is an interdisciplinary research institute focusing on the science of cities. It is part of the Bartlett Faculty of the Built Environment at UCL.  CASA's research is focused on the application of computer models, data visualisation techniques, innovative sensing technologies, mobile applications and urban theory linked to city systems."

THE HUMAN IMPRINT - A HUMAN GEOGRAPHY WEB SITE
http://www.thehumanimprint.com/?cat=48
This site is aggregating blog stories under nine different categories. In this link I point to a category titled Agriculture, Rural Lands & Foodways .

THE NATIONAL MAP - OF THE U.S. GEOLOGICAL SURVEY'S (USGS)
https://www.usgs.gov/core-science-systems/national-geospatial-program/national-map
From the website: "The National Map is a suite of products and services that provide access to base geospatial information to describe the landscape of the United States and its territories. The National Map embodies 11 primary products and services and numerous applications and ancillary services."

TUTOR/MENTOR CONNECTION MAP GALLERY
https://tinyurl.com/archive-TM-map-gallery
This site shows maps and blog articles created by Tutor/Mentor Connection since 2008 that are aimed at drawing volunteers and donors to the maps, then to volunteer-based tutor/mentor programs in different parts of the Chicago region. This is only available as an archive.

TUTOR/MENTOR CONNECTION INTERACTIVE MAP BASED CHICAGO PROGRAM LOCATOR
https://tinyurl.com/ProgramLocatorMap-archive
The Tutor/Mentor Connection started collecting information about Chicago volunteer-based tutor/mentor programs in 1993 and published a printed directory from 1995 to 2003, using maps to show locations of programs with overlays showing which were in high poverty areas. In 2004 this was put on the Internet at https://tinyurl.com/ProgramLocatorSearch. In 2008 the interactive map-based version was created. These sites are only available as archives now, but represent models that could be built for future use since cities still have a need to find ways to build and sustain non-school, mentor-rich programs to help K-12 youth move through school and into jobs.

TUTOR/MENTOR CONNECTION MAP GALLERY (2000-09)
http://www.horizonmapping.net/projects/tmc/tmc_gallery/Tutor_Mentor_map_gallery.html
This site demonstrates potential uses of maps to draw volunteers and donors to tutor/mentor programs in different neighborhoods. T/MC maps aim to pinpoint potential partners for tutor/mentor programs in these areas, such as businesses, hospitals and churches. Maps can show expressways -- demonstrating the accessibility to the neighborhood and the tutor/mentor site to all those who use it each day. This means that one day a week, someone could stop at a tutor/mentor site to serve as a tutor, a mentor, a role model, for kids who don't have as many adult friends as they need. Visit the TMC MAP LIBRARY for the REST OF THE STORY.

UK MAPPING PLATFORM SUPPORTS FUND RAISING EFFORTS
https://beacon-dodsworth.co.uk/tools/
From the web site: "Any organisation contacting people at home or needing to understand the types of people that live in an area would benefit from a solution like this. Prospex is a market analysis GIS built for this task by us and contains many features not found in generic mapping packages"

UNITED STATES MAP GALLERY - VALPARAISO UNIVERSITY
https://scholar.valpo.edu/usmaps/#
This is extensive collection of USA maps showing demographics, ethnic distributions, and other information. All can be downloaded. The slide show with the first map shows all other maps in the collection.

UNIVERSITY OF CHICAGO LIBARY - DIGITAL COLLECTIONS
https://www.lib.uchicago.edu/collex/?digital=on&view=collections
The University of Chicago Library's digital collection is huge and includes several different collections of maps. Search the digital collection by topic, subject, category, etc.

USE ARCGIS TO CREATE YOUR OWN MAP - LEARN MORE
https://storymaps.arcgis.com/
This gallery shows story maps made using this ArcGIS portal.

WALKSCORE.COM - INTERESTING USE OF GIS
https://www.walkscore.com/
From the website: "Walk Score helps people find walkable places to live. Walk Score calculates the walkability of an address by locating nearby stores, restaurants, schools, parks, etc. Check out how Walk Score works by visiting the web site and putting your address in the address bar. It's FREE.

WHAT ARE THE CHALLENGES AND PRIORITIES FOR GEOSPATIAL INDUSTRY LEADERS - 2019
https://www.geospatialworld.net/article/challenges-priorities-geospatial-industry-leaders/
What are trends for 2019 and the next few years?  This is worthwhile reading for any who are working with data, geospatial technology, or other digital tools.

ZEE MAPS - MAP YOUR LISTS
https://www.zeemaps.com/
This looks like an easy to use Free or low-cost (if you don't want ads in your maps) tool to map data from Excel spread sheets or databases

 
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