Mapping for Advocacy
GIS (Graphical Information Systems) and mapping technologies have grown in popularity in recent years, proportional to their decrease in cost. With the recent advent of Google Maps, Yahoo! Maps, and Microsoft’s Virtual Earth API, all available for free on the Web, both advanced programmers and individuals with more rudimentary skills have taken on mapping projects in an effort to display complex data, catalyze activism, and even merely show off and play around.
The nine case studies selected in this publication focus on GIS mapping projects primarily in the context of advocacy work in North America. Although this is somewhat regrettable from a diversity-in-geography standpoint, the studies all vary in focus, technology, organizational goals, and staffing.
GIS/Mapping: Case Studies (2.42 Mb pdf file)
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- Introduction (662.7 Kb pdf file)
- Case Study: Eyebeam R&D-ForwardTrack;, FundRace.org (356.73 Kb pdf file)
- Case Study: Free Press (119.81 Kb pdf file)
- Case Study: GreenInfo (215.32 Kb pdf file)
- Case Study: Human Rights Watch Off Target Project (126.42 Kb pdf file)
- Case Study: Kofiase, Ashanti Region, Ghana-Conflict Management (47.44 Kb pdf file)
- Case Study: Southern Echo, Inc. (475.43 Kb pdf file)
- Case Study: Stamen Design-MoveOn.org (202.41 Kb pdf file)
- Case Study: Relationship Mapping (127.82 Kb pdf file)
- Case Study: Canari-The Caribbean Natural Resources Institute (124.3 Kb pdf file)
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