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Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Use Maps in Your Infographics

Last month the free infographic creation service introduced the option to include videos in your infographics. Today, I received an email from them announcing a new option for adding maps to your infographics.

To add a map to your infographic just select "map" from the insert menu (on the right side of the editing screen) then double-click on the map to add data to it. When you double-click on the map a spreadsheet will open. In that spreadsheet you can enter country names and data points for those countries. Your map can display data for as many countries as you like.

Applications for Education
With last month's addition of video support and today's addition of map support, is becoming a better and better tool that students can use to create visual displays of data and research that they gather.

Thursday, February 9, 2012 - Create Interactive Charts and Infographics is an online tool for creating interactive charts and graphs. Soon you will be able to create interactive infographic posters on too.

There are four basic chart types that you can create on; bar, pie, line, and matrix. Each chart type can be edited to use any spreadsheet information that you want to upload to your account. The information in that spreadsheet will be displayed in your customized chart. When you place your cursor over your completed chart the spreadsheet information will appear in small pop-up window. Your charts can be embedded into your blog, website, or wiki. I've embedded a sample below.

Applications for Education
The only drawback to for student use is that they must have a Twitter or Facebook account to sign into Otherwise, could be a great tool for students to use to create displays of data that they have gathered. I signed up for the beta of the infographic service and am looking forward to trying that out too.

H/T to TechCrunch for the beta info about 

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