Hurricane Sandy Situational Map

VisionLink

Because of the severity of Super Storm Sandy, the VisionLink team has launched a real-time situational map at [link] : Open Red Cross Shelters NOAA projection of the storm path Geo-located Twitter data about the storm Power Outage KML East Coast Traffic Routes As the hurricane continues to move along the East coast and as conditions improve or worsen depending on your location, please be sure to stay safe until the storm has passed.

Mapping an Engagement Strategy for Successful Year-End Appeals

Connection Cafe

After organizational buy-in, segmentation, and testing, it’s time to map out your engagement strategy. Framework for Mapping Your Engagement Strategy: Mine the Data — Who has usually given by this time of year but hasn’t yet?

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Using Geospatial Maps in Time of Disaster

VisionLink

Geospatial mapping is an increasingly hot topic in large-scale natural disasters, including Hurricane Sandy and the Oklahoma Tornadoes. As technology continues to advance, data mapping is moving from being a powerful tool for specific cases to being a new norm in all disaster relief.

Feel the Heat: Great Tools for Mapping Website Interactions

Byte Technology

Well, if you have, then it’s time to check out heat-mapping, programs that help you gain insights into user interactions such as where on your site they click, what specific areas they explore more than others and generally how they use your site for their purposes.

World Map of Social Media

NCE Social Media

I recently came across a world map of social media on the Vincos Blog. Tools social media facebook maps global vincosI really enjoy their post because it shows you the gradual change in social networks in different parts of the world. Only three years ago you can see that there are many different social networks dominating in different countries. As social networks have matured and the weaker networks have faded away, you can see what is left.

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VisionLink Is In The News: Real-Time Winter Storm Map

VisionLink

Due to the potentially historic damage of this storm, VisionLink successfully created a unique geo-tagged map to chart--in real-time--the damage reports from those in the storm''s path.

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Google Online Mapping Tools: Planning Advanced Mapping

AFP Blog

Google Online Mapping Tools: Planning Advanced Mapping: "Google Online Mapping Tools: Planning Advanced MappingUsing Google Maps APIs and KML tools to create online maps *By: Chris Peters and Mano MarksMay 22, 2009In TechSoup's companion article A Nonprofit's Introduction to Google's Online Mapping Tools, we provide an overview of the more basic features and uses of Google Maps and Google Earth

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The Importance of Heat Mapping for Truly Effective Website Design

Byte Technology

And with this data in hand, said developers and administrators can easily take the strategic opportunities heat mapping provides to transform their designs, flows and layout for optimal usage. The process of creating a heat map is relatively simple.

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Geo-Tagged Map Shows Impact of Hurricane Joaquin in Real Time

VisionLink

Map illustrates damage reports as hurricane hits North Carolina. 5, 2015— VisionLink , a community inspired software and consulting company, has developed a free, shareable, real-time, geo-tagged map depicting actual damage reports produced by Hurricane Joaquin.

Online Marketing Strategy Starts With a Map

NetWits

Do you ever feel like you’re approaching your digital marketing without a map? Once you’ve mapped your organization’s presence in the multi-channel ecosystem, you can begin to see the potential. Welcome. Settle in and stay awhile. You’re in good company.

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Mapping Boundaries Upgrade

VisionLink

Ever wished you could draw a diagram on a map with a few clicks? Well, part of the much larger upgrade being released this week allows authorized users to create their own mapping boundaries--for nearly any purpose. Integrated with the Resource Directory in CommunityOS, these mapping tools become even more valuable as clients and community resources can be visually presented.

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Mapping the Crisis

AFP Blog

Mapping the Crisis: "Ushahidi is just one of many nonprofits, governmental agencies, and human rights lobbying agencies using maps for humanitarian work. Unfortunately, these organizations are notoriously bad at sharing data, according to Patrick Meier. To solve this problem, Meier recently started the International Network of Crisis Mappers (INCM), which aims to connect people and organizations.

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The Culture Map

Eric Jacobsen Blog

And, that's why Meyer wrote her book, The Culture Map. Meyer explains in her book that there are eight scales (the Culture Map ), each of which represents one key area that leaders must be aware of, showing how cultures vary along a spectrum from one extreme to its opposite.

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The Right Direction: Free Plugins to Put your Website on the Map

Byte Technology

Indeed, so much of what we do online these days depends on our physical location, with a host of apps that can make recommendations and programs that sync seamlessly with map services. The aforementioned Google Maps is certainly a leader in the online map market—you can embed a code that you paste into your WordPress posts. You can also embed the map before or after a post, or use a shortcode to stick it within the post itself.

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How 'Crisis Mapping' Is Shaping Disaster Relief in Nepal

AFP Blog

How 'Crisis Mapping' Is Shaping Disaster Relief in Nepal : "Answering those questions is the goal of crisis mapping, which has become an important assist to first responders in Nepal as they try to untangle logistics and respond to needs for medical care, shelter, and food and water since calamity struck last Saturday." 'via

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New and Improved Data Visualization Tool: Maps for Media Funding

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Nonprofit data nerds will love this new resource from Media Impact Funders and Foundation Center called “ Foundation Maps for Media Funding ,” a free, interactive mapping and research tool that shows the full scope of philanthropically funded media projects worldwide since 2009.

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Beyond the Pie Chart: Maps

Tech Soup Blog

Charts and graphs are useful, but when you have any kind of location data — whether it's postal codes, state abbreviations, country names, or your own custom geocoding — you've got to see your data on a map. Part 4 in our Beyond the Pie Chart series covers mapping.

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The Giving Map (washingtonpost.com)

AFP Blog

The Giving Map (washingtonpost.com): "The Giving MapIn this holiday season of particular economic hardship, charitable giving is critical to many in our region. The Giving Map is designed to make it fast and easy to connect you with a nonprofit organization that helps others and fits your areas of interest, whether that's hunger and homelessness or arts and education.

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How To: DIY Community & Content Mapping

Amy Sample Ward

During this time, I’ve help create community maps and strategic plans with my own team and with many other groups. More and more often, I get asked at conferences or on the blog for more information about how to create a community map or content plan. Community Map.

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Succession Strategy: Mapping the Next Generation of Leadership

NonProfit Hub

The post Succession Strategy: Mapping the Next Generation of Leadership appeared first on Nonprofit Hub. I always find it a little funny when I hear someone say, “The future is now.”. My immediate thought tends to be, “ But what does that even mean?”

Mapping Facebook for marketers

SocialFish

Platlas is a clickable map (“atlas”) of Facebook, created by Carrot Creative , which allows you to visualize – as a marketer – all of the different ways that people interact with Facebook.

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Network Mapping – are you doing it?

SocialFish

Have we progressed any with the idea of network mapping ? There are two different lens to think about network mapping. The map can be of social media conversations, for example these network maps of Twitter conversations.

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TechSoup Global Launches Local Impact Map

Tech Soup Blog

It would be impossible to tell all those stories in one blog post, but you can find them using the TechSoup Global Local Impact Map , powered by Microsoft technology. Each spot on the map corresponds to the unique story of an individual social benefit organization.

Data Digest: Maps, Trends, and a Social Progress Index

AFP Blog

Data Digest: Maps, Trends, and a Social Progress Index : Data Digest is a weekly round-up of the latest news on data-related projects in the nonprofit sector, compiled and authored by Keisha Taylor of GuideStar International and TechSoup Global. This week, the call for data measurement in the social sector heightens with the proposition of a Social Progress Index and ways that NGOs can use data maps to increase effectiveness.

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Google Maps Dirty Trick or Malfunctioning "Feature?"

Beneblog: Technology Meets Society

However, Google Maps routed me to a point two miles away when I typed 300 Funston into my Android phone's Google Map function. Here's the link as it works right now: 300 Funston - Google Maps , hope they fix it soon. Or did Google Maps just know that I needed to go to the Main Post of the Presidio to honor the original location of the Archive? Wasted about 30 minutes this morning thanks to a weird coincidence.

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Google launches crisis map anticipating hurricane Isaac | Fox News

AFP Blog

Google launches crisis map anticipating hurricane Isaac | Fox News : To do its part, Google has launched the new website aggregating info on tropical storm Isaac as part of its Crisis Response project. NPHurricane NPDisasterRelief NPtech

Smart mapping tech helps deliver more food to Singapore’s most needy | Press Releases | Asia | Sustainable Business

AFP Blog

Smart mapping tech helps deliver more food to Singapore’s most needy | Press Releases | Asia | Sustainable Business : "Thanks to state-of-the-art mapping technology, one of Singapore’s most loved non-profit organisations is making their food donation programme ‘smarter’ than ever before. Anson Quek, Executive Director of Food from the Heart (FFTH), said the charity’s high productivity can be attributed to their recent adoption of a customised smart mapping application." 'via

Election Maps

Beaconfire Wire

Online these days, it seems the major news outlets have really gotten down how to create, quickly update and publish excellent maps that convey a lot of great information. I really like the “balance of power&# bar at the top above the map.

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TechSoup Local Impact Map Profile: Nonprofits Back to School — In Brazil

Tech Soup Blog

Now that TechSoup’s Local Impact Map has officially launched , let's discover one of great new organizations featured there. We'd also like to introduce Bea Dominguez, who is writing about some of the nonprofits highlighted on the map.

Seniors Learn to Use Tablets in Georgia — TechSoup Local Impact Map Profile

Tech Soup Blog

Blue Hair Technology Group is featured on TechSoup’s new Local Impact Map. Get Your Story Up On the Local Impact Map. Is back to school just for kids? Apparently not.

Mapping Web2.0 Censorship: Access Denied Map

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

The Map does not aim to index all kinds of web filtering, but rather to provide an overview of online censorship efforts related to the social web and major web 2.0 The Access Denied Map will try to contextualize and situate that battle by focusing on two areas: 1.

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How Effective was Crisis Mapping During the 2011 Japan Earthquake? | TechPresident

AFP Blog

How Effective was Crisis Mapping During the 2011 Japan Earthquake? The volunteers behind 4636 – the Ushahidi crisis map that enabled Haitian earthquake victims to broadcast disaster conditions via text – formed a significant portion of the humanitarian response to the quake. Yet crisis mapping in the immediate aftermath of the Japan earthquake, including an Ushahidi map of Twitter reports, Sinsai.info, was not as critical to response

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6 Ways to Tell Your Story With Interactive Maps

NTEN

If you're into interactive maps, it's a good time to be alive! Seems we've entered a golden era of interactive mapping, with no shortage of exciting ways to display geographically-specific data. In the last few years, we've seen exponential growth in interactive mapping software that presents data from all sorts of angles. Data interactive maps Leadership mapping MS-DS nptech nten Open Source Paul Chamberlain Strategy Communications

Sticker Map

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

This is a really cool " Sticker Map " of all those blog stickers that someone found. I am killing two birds with one stone so to speak. Sort like the vintage luggage tags. The above is one section and each sticker is linkable to the blog.

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Find New Donors by Mapping Your Network

Tech Soup Blog

On August 22, we will be joined by Manmeet Mehta from GlobalGiving to learn how to identify your donor and support networks through exercises in network mapping. Using network mapping tools, we'll show you how you can expand your donor base and find new donors!

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Social media, crisis mapping and the new frontier in disaster response | Global Development Professionals Network | Guardian Professional

AFP Blog

Social media, crisis mapping and the new frontier in disaster response | Global Development Professionals Network | Guardian Professional : Social media, crisis mapping and the new frontier in disaster response During a crisis the large amounts of data produced can be overwhelming to analyse.

Crisis Mapping in Haiti from Ushahidi, Donate by Texting

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

My colleagues at Ushahidi have already swung into action and are mapping crisis information from Haiti. For those you who arenot familiar with Ushahidi, they have a platform that allows anyone to gather distributed data via SMS, email or web and visualize it on a map or timeline.

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Using a Matrix Map to View Impact and Profitability

NonProfit Hub

Authors Steve Zimmerman and Jeanne Bell have introduced a proven method for change management called matrix mapping. The matrix map cultivates sound decision-making that embraces the entire organization’s capacity rather than one program or person. Zimmerman and Bell have accumulated a deep understanding of how the matrix map tool is working for nonprofits thanks to five years in the field with their first book, Nonprofit Sustainability. Intro to the Matrix Map.

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Podcasting Concept Map

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Here's a podcasting concept map from Barbara Bowen found it from Nancy White. I need to create vlog concept map

NYC leverages social media to map evacuation info for Hurricane Sandy | SmartBlogs SmartBlogs

AFP Blog

NYC leverages social media to map evacuation info for Hurricane Sandy | SmartBlogs SmartBlogs : The City of New York utilized its Open Data platform to help residents deal with the effects of Hurricane Sandy. The effort, which is part of the Digital Road Map the City launched last year, integrates geographic information systems (GIS), social media and other private and public assets to inform New Yorkers about the dangers posed by the storm.

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