Wednesday, August 17, 2016

Online Map Tracks Olympic Medals Count

Mapping Olympic Gold

The 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro wind up this week.  The Closing Ceremony begins at 7:00 on Sunday, August 21.  Which countries have won the most medals?  There’s a map for that.

ESRI, the world’s leading publisher of GIS mapping software, has created a Story Map that shows how many medals have been won by each country.  Users can choose to view which countries have won gold medals, silver medals, and bronze medals.  A map showing the total medals won by each country is also available.  A graphic at the bottom of the page lists the countries and displays their flag.

The Ball State University Libraries’ GIS Research and Map Collection (GRMC) consolidates one-on-one research assistance from the GIS Specialist with the GIS Research Area, which offers access to ESRI GIS software, online tutorials, datasets, online mapping applications, and in-house GIS data.  GIS software is also available on computers throughout Bracken Library, the Architecture Library, and in the Science-Health Science Library.

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

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