Asian Environmental Studies Resources

You can find resources here for country research, data visualization, and curriculum development in the field of Asian environmental Studies. These resources are compiled by the AES staff at HWS.

Mapping Resources

DATA FOR MAPPING
Gathering data for your map – some new considerations for gathering data for spatial analysis: Flickr: Online Journalism Blog/

This allows the user to create a scraper tool or request to have a tool made. The tool will then run and supply the output to you. Some scrapers are publicly available to use. Scraper Wiki

Limited to 500 record download for the free version. (Firefox Plugin) Recommended. Outwit Hub

Free 30 day trial version available: PDF2XL

DATA JOURNALISM
Journalism in the Age of Data: Journalism in the Age of Data

Entrepreneurial Journalism: Journalism 2.0

MAPPING TOOLS
(Very short) list of mapping software: GIS Lounge Blog

Visual overlay simple proximity analysis (used successfully)
**Major limitation of this site: meta-data development is left to the user – a possible major pitfall of Volunteered Geographic Information: GeoCommons

Visual display, hotspot analysis; share data as a WMS: GIS Cloud

An extensive list of freeware Spatial Tools: Free Geography Tools Blog

Online ESRI Tool: Upload and share datasets from ArcGIS 10 directly or on the web only (includes basic spatial analysis tools): ArcGIS online.com

Online ESRI Tool: Create a map-based geography presentation inside this tool seamlessly – this site includes many datasets already mapped including some World Bank data (includes basic spatial analysis tools) Explorer Online.com

Other related software R – stats (freeware)

GIS Lounge: Making maps with R Making maps with R

GIS DATA RESOURCES
Natural Earth Data (Penn State): Natural Earth Data

DIVA GIS program @ UC Santa Barbara: Global Administrative Areas

Country Resources

China

Indonesia

Japan

Korea

Malaysia

Thailand

Taiwan

Vietnam

Visualization Resources

WEB 2.0 VISUALIZATION TOOLS
Datasets that can be used to create custom time-based animations; and datasets for download: Visualizing.org

watch this space for a “build your own” visualization tools: Visual.ly/

visualize uploaded and created google docs with animated graphs and/or maps: Google Fusion Tables, Google Public Data

Downloadable free player of small programs that can be used to visualize math-based and other concepts: Wolfram Demonstration Project

WEB 2.0 MASHUPS THAT USE MAPS
Interactive/multimedia timeline with mapping built in (this has been used by several courses here – some limitations to the free account Dipity.com

Interactive/multimedia timeline with posting of historical images to map interface (one that looks worthy of further exploration): Historypin.com

CONCEPT MAPPING
Cmap, Popplet

OTHER PRESENTATION TOOLS
Web 2.0 digital storytelling: Voicethread

Online presentation generator (used by conference presenters): Prezi

Datasets that can be used to create custom time-based animations; and datasets for download: Gapminder

You can explore data using your eyes! This site is set up to allow the entire internet community to upload data, visualize it, and talk about their discoveries with other people: Many Eyes