My Five: Top digital humanities tools from Mitch Fraas

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Please welcome Mitch Fraas: Bollinger Fellow for Library Innovation, Unique at Penn blogger, and ace digital humanities practitioner. Here are his five favorite DH tools to get it done:  1. Google Fusion Tables: Probably my go-to tool for doing quick geographic or chronological visualizations of data. Fusion tables allows users to import spreadsheets and view the data in […]

Fulcrum: Data collection for iOS

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Say your research studies spatial relationships – maybe it’s the neighborhood effects of vacant buildings, or the spread of an invasive species – and you need to collect data in the field. Traditionally, a project like that could require GPS units, cameras, notebooks, clipboards, and paper-based forms.  It’s a lot to lug around, not to […]

Mapmaking apps for Android

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Anyone can make a Google map, but if you want to start one in the field – surveying plants, buildings, people, public art – you need an app for that. Something that geolocates your field notes. Something that can yield a proper map without taking two semesters of GIS classes. Lucky for you, I’ve tested […]

Coming soon: Wrangling GPS / GIS apps

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UPDATE: Two articles in the series have been posted: Mapmaking apps for Android Fulcrum: Data collection for iOS Your smartphone is a powerful data collector. Photos, notes, videos… everything you create can be geolocated. So finding apps to create GPS-enriched data, export it, and produce amazing projects for class should be easy, right? Guess again. […]

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