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Digital Scholarship

Introduction to digital scholarship resources, tools, and projects

Mapping Tools

There are a variety of tools online that can be used for mapping and visualizing geographic data. They range from simple and easy-to-use, like Social Explorer, to more complex, such as ArcGIS. 

More in-depth information on GIS can be found on this research guide, as well as contacting the Stephen S. Clark library.

Social Explorer

 Social Explorer provides easy-to-use mapping tools, allowing users to create visualizations of demographic data, such as census, religion, and economic data. It also provides advanced tools for exporting data reports and downloading data.


ArGIS is a complete system for designing and managing solutions through the application of geographic knowledge (GIS=geographic information system).


Leaflet is an open-source JavaScript library for creating interactive maps (and is mobile-friendly).  The website features several tutorials to help you get started.