- a database with longitude and latitude information or
- an excel spreadsheet in CSV format.
I learned about comma-separated values or CSV format. Using an excel spreadsheet of YMCA locations, I "saved as" in CSV format. CSV format does not allow for the following puctuation marks: " . , [ ] ( ) so I did a "find and replace" to eliminate unwanted marks. Early on, I sent an e-mail question and got an immediate response from the founder of ZeeSource, Pankaj Garg.
Next, I created my map! There is a menu bar to explore:
- Map - create, name, describe
- Additions - Upload CSV file
- Edit Grids
- Print or Share
Now to identify databases to pull information that would make an impact when visually displayed. Ideas that come to mind include: school equity issues such as schools that have no teacher librarians or subscription databases. Any other good ideas?