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GIS for Nonprofits
Transcript of GIS for Nonprofits
for Non-Profit Organizations
What data do you collect & how?
What questions are you trying to answer?
How do you use the data?
Open Street Map
WHAT IS GIS?
How Are Non-Profits Using GIS?
HOW DO I MAKE MY OWN MAPS?
InterAction NGO Aid Map
Make a map using Excel & Batchgeo.com
(on a scalable Google base map)
GIS: Geographic Information Systems
use online, download KML & use in Google Earth, or embed!
1. start a fusion table
2. upload your table
3. change column type to location
4. File -> Geocode
5. Explore your map!
MD State Data Center
DNR GeoSpatial Data Center
6. Publish, Embed & Share!
Make a map with Google Fusion & kml/excel/csv
Upload both kml files to Google Earth & overlay!
MapBox & Tile Mill
I have data... but I'm not a cartographer and want a PRETTY map!
1. Create profile on MapBox.com & download TileMill
3. Upload MB file to your Mapbox account & share
2. Upload layers, style, export file.
QuantumGIS (free) or ArcGIS (not free) to view and manipulate geospatial data;
Graphics editor to create and edit icons, patterns, and textures. Ex: Inkscape,Adobe Illustrator, and Fireworks. GIMP for bitmap graphics, Seashore for Mac users; (I use GIS...)
Spatial database ... PostgreSQL with PostGIS. This is optional but recommended, especially if you wish to work with OpenStreetMap or other large datasets.
Blue Water Baltimore
Baltimore Green Map
Mapping Efforts In Baltimore
Vacants to Value
Ushahidi & Crowdmap
VIDEO CREDIT: USHAHIDI
Video Credit: Healthmap.org
Collaboration & Accountability
Transparency & Efficiency
Three Gorges Dam Analysis
Yangtze River, China
What impacts has the dam had on land cover in the region.....?
The Dam created a reservoir nearly 400 miles long and hundreds of feet deep, inundated more than 1,000 valuable archaeological and cultural sites, destroyed thousands of acres of the most fertile farmland in China, & displaced more than 1.5 million people.
This Anaysis Used:
NASA Global Land Survey (GLS) orthorectified imagery
Izarc - unzip NASA files
ArcGIS - Student version - free trials available
MultipSpec - free download
Who accesses the data?
TileMill is a design studio...
To use it effectively you will need:
Federal Hill Main Street Project