Resources

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CARTOGRAPHIC TOOLS

  • Colour Brewer is a colour selection guide with beautiful continuous and divergent colour scales.
  • Mapshaper is a shapefile simplification tool that lets you upload your own shapefiles.
  • Inquiron Online File Converter allows you to simply drag and drop files to convert .SHP files to .KML files or to geocode spreadsheets. This is really slick!
  • The Noun Project is a site where you can download an icon for everything, and many are free.

GEOSPATIAL DATA:

  • GeoBC is the government portal for free shapefiles and imagery covering British Columbia.
  • USGS Download Portal for many types of US Geological Survey data including shapefiles and imagery for the US.

DEMOGRAPHIC DATA:

  • Census Illustrated Glossary is a great place to look up census geography terms and learn about nested geographies.
  • Interactive Census Map is primarily designed to help you navigate through the Census geography structure but it also allows you to easily locate and access Census Tract profiles.
  • World Bank Database Provides access to global development data for most countries in the world.
  • Interactive Map of the World Bank database provides access to global development data in visual form using a google earth mashup.

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