The goal of the Alpheios project is to help people learn how to learn languages as efficiently and enjoyably as possible, and in a way that best helps them understand their own literary heritage and culture, and the literary heritage and culture of other peoples throughout history. One of the principal tools, a Firefox plugin, allows a reader to browse a web page with Latin, ancient Greek, or Arabic, click on a word, and get a definition and morphological analysis of the word.

Code license: Open source, GNU GPL
Last updated: 16 Jul 2014

BatchGeo is an online service that maps address data as points. The cut and paste interface makes it easy to convert a spreadsheet of street addressed into a map can be embedded or downloaded as a KML file. A limited number of addresses can be mapped for free; large files require a subscription.

Code license: Closed source
Last updated: 26 Aug 2014

CartoDB makes data-driven map visualisation tool. It's very easy to upload a couple of spreadsheets of data, with latitudes and longitudes or addresses, and turn them into clickable markers on maps. There are several types of pre-canned visualisation, such as categories, choropleths or even animated "torque" maps. It's also a sophisticated platform allowing complex visualisations to be built up using Javascript and the CartoDB API.

Code license: Open source
Last updated: 30 Jul 2014

Crowdmap is a free hosted instance of Ushahidi. Crowdmap is a simple map-making tool to collaboratively map your world.

Code license: GNU LGPL
Last updated: 23 Oct 2014

GapVis is an interface for exploring and reading texts that reference ancient places. It includes maps and data visualizations that show what locations are referred to a different points in the narrative and allows you to dig into the details to learn more.

Code license: Open source
Last updated: 23 Oct 2014

A global geographical database that may be used to identify and tag all references to location. The database contains over 8 million entries, each of which possesses a geographic name (in various languages), latitude, longitude, elevation, population, administrative subdivision and postal codes and information on unique features.


Last updated: 23 Oct 2014

Geographically Encoded Objects for RSS feeds. GeoRSS was designed as a lightweight, community driven way to extend existing feeds with geographic information.

As RSS and Atom become more prevalent as a way to publish and share information, it becomes increasingly important that location is described in an interoperable manner so that applications can request, aggregate, share and map geographically tagged feeds.
RSS Map of Digital Humanities centers

Last updated: 20 Oct 2014

Google Maps is a web mapping service application that includes street maps, satellite images, street view perspectives, as well as web functions such as routing and geocoding. The API can be used outside of the normal Google Maps interface for other projects such as. Heathrow Parking
Sushi Recipes

Code license: Closed source
Last updated: 20 Oct 2014

GPS Visualizer is a free, easy-to-use online utility that creates maps and profiles from GPS data.

Last updated: 15 Jan 2013

GPS Visualizer is a free, easy-to-use online utility that creates maps and profiles from GPS data (tracks and waypoints, including GPX files), driving routes, street addresses, or coordinates.
Meet and Greet
Airport Parking

Last updated: 23 Jan 2013

Kartograph is a new framework for building interactive map applications without Google Maps or any other mapping service. It was created with the needs of designers and data journalists in mind.

Last updated: 15 Jan 2013

This JavaScript library can be used to create mobile-friendly interactive maps. It does not provide data to map, but can be used to map spatial data in GeoJSON format, or display tiles from other sources such as MapBox.

Code license: BSD
Last updated: 21 Oct 2014

An open source map warping, geo rectifying service, written in Ruby and Rails.

Last updated: 15 Jan 2013

Maphub in an online application for exploring and annotating digitized, high-resolution historic maps. All user-contributed annotations are shared via the Maphub Open Annotation API.

Last updated: 6 May 2013

Mapstraction is a Javascript mapping abstraction library that supports all major mapping providers, dynamic provider switching, image overlay and base tiles, Point, Line, Polygon, GeoRSS, KML support.

Code license: BSD, Open source
Last updated: 16 Jun 2014

Using myHistro, you can combine maps and timelines seamlessly into one great presentation, convert any public timeline into a personal pdf file, or export it into Google Earth format for offline storage. All completed timelines can be embedded into your blog and websites for maximum exposure.

Last updated: 4 Apr 2013

NewRadial is an interactive visualization environment that uses an adapter system to display and combine content from remotely-served or locally situated databases. Although initially designed for use with image-based databases, NewRadial’s capabilities have been extended to handle the manipulation and annotation, in a visual field, of text-based databases.

Code license: Open source, GNU GPL, GNU GPL v3
Last updated: 23 Jun 2014

OpenLayers is a Javascript library that can display map tiles and markers loaded from any source in web browser. It provides an API for building rich web-based geographic applications.

Code license: Open source, BSD
Last updated: 21 Oct 2014

The OpenZoom SDK is a free and open source toolkit for Flash for developing Zoomable User Interfaces (ZUIs) for high-resolution images.

Last updated: 16 Jun 2014

Open source data visualization and analysis for novice and experts. Data mining through visual programming or Python scripting. Components for machine learning. Add-ons for bioinformatics and text mining. Packed with features for data analytics.

Last updated: 15 Jan 2013


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