Monday, June 30, 2014

FIFA World Cup Story Maps

Mapping the Beautiful Game:  2014 Brazil World Cup Maps

ESRI, the supplier of the ArcGIS suite of Geographic Information System (GIS) software products, has created a gallery of Story Maps documenting the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil.  Story Maps combine GIS mapping with interactive, multimedia content to depict various topics.

The World Cup Maps gallery includes a map of the Team USA roster, World Cup venues, the history of the World Cup—including previous host countries, results since 1930, and great past players.  Other maps include tourist information—Brazil beyond the Stadiums and Belo Horizonte Restaurants.  World Cup Shortlist describes information about the cities and stadiums of the World Cup.  The World Cup Dashboard allows users to track live match results and learn about the teams.

The Ball State University Libraries’ GIS Research and Map Collection (GRMC) provides comprehensive GIS support with access to ESRI GIS software on 28 computers in the GRMC lab and computers throughout Bracken Library.  The GIS Specialist in the GRMC is available from 7:30 am through 4:30 pm Monday through Friday for assistance using GIS and other mapping software.  The GRMC also provides online GIS tutorials, datasets, and in-house GIS data for use in research and learning.

For more information about using GIS, please contact the GRMC at 765-285-1097.

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