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All tools we've so far used for our projects on mappable.info
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Name
Description
Difficulty
Costs
URL
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Generate & collect geodata
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Python
Programming language (ideal for scraping)
medium
free
https://www.python.org/
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kimonify
Scraping tool
simple
freemium
http://www.kimonolabs.com/
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OutWit Hub
Scraping tool
medium
freemium
https://www.outwit.com/products/hub/
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Tabula
Extract data from.pdf-files
simple
free
http://tabula.nerdpower.org/
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OpenPaths
GPS-Tracking for Smartphones
simple
free
https://openpaths.cc/
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Google Location History
GPS-Tracking for Smartphones
simple
free
https://maps.google.com/locationhistory
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GPS-Logger
Device for recording GPS-positions
simple
under 100€
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GPS-Visualizer
Geocoder for small to medium amounts of addresses
simple
free
http://www.gpsvisualizer.com/geocoder/
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OpenStreetMap
Exporting OSM Data
simple
free
http://overpass-turbo.eu/
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Processing, cleaing and exporting goedata
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MS Excel
Data processing
simple
cheap
http://www.microsoftstore.com/
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MS Access
Storing and processing data
medium
medium
http://www.microsoftstore.com/
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Notepad++
Texteditor (works well with large csv-files)
simple
free
http://notepad-plus-plus.org/
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CSVed
Editor for .csv-files
simple
free
http://csved.sjfrancke.nl/
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open / google refine
Data processing/cleaning
medium
free
http://openrefine.org/
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DataWrangler
Data processing/cleaning
medium
free
http://vis.stanford.edu/wrangler/
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Geographical operations, converting fileformats
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Mygeodataconverter
Online converter for diverse geodata file formats
simple
free
http://converter.mygeodata.eu/
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GeoConverter
Online converter for diverse geodata file formats (incl. WFS)
simple
free
http://geoconverter.hsr.ch/
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ShapeEscape
Data converter (shp to JSON and Fusion Tables)
simple
free
http://www.shpescape.com/
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Mapshaper
Geodata simplification (reduces complexity and file size)
simple
free
http://mapshaper.org/
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Google Earth
Displaying and creating .KML-files
simple
free
http://www.google.de/intl/de/earth/
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QGIS
Geographic Information System (GIS)
medium
free
http://www.qgis.org/de/site/
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ArcGIS Desktop
Geographic Information System (GIS)
hard
teuer
http://www.esri.de/
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PostGIS
Database system with geospatial extensions
hard
free
http://postgis.net/
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Visualizing geodata, publishing results
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Mapbox
Create individually styled webmaps
simple
freemium
https://www.mapbox.com/
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CartoDB
Create individually styled webmaps, host geodata in the cloud
simple
freemium
http://cartodb.com/
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QGIS2LEAF
Export-Plugin for QGIS (install via Plugin-Manager)
simple
free
https://github.com/Geolicious/qgis2leaf
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Leaflet
Create and publish individual webmaps (Javascript)
medium
free
http://leafletjs.com/
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Open Layers
Create and publish individual webmaps (Javascript)
medium
free
http://openlayers.org/
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D3
Multitalented dataviz framwork (Javascript)
hard
free
http://d3js.org/
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Processing
Java based programming language for data visualization
medium
free
http://www.processing.org/
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Unfolding Maps
Create Interactive maps and geovisualizations in Processing
medium
free
http://unfoldingmaps.org/
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Tableau
Analyzing and visualizing (geo-)data + publish to web
medium
freemium
http://www.tableausoftware.com/public/
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Tilemill
Render your own map tiles
medium
free
https://www.mapbox.com/tilemill/
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Fusion Tables
Data processing + creating webmaps
simple
free
https://support.google.com/fusiontables/answer/2571232
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StoryMap js
Create animated (story) maps
simple
free
http://storymap.knightlab.com/
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Odysee js
Create animated (story) maps
medium
free
http://cartodb.github.io/odyssey.js/
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ColorBrewr
Color advice for maps
simple
free
http://colorbrewer2.org/
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