Here’s the link to download QGIS. This tutorial walks you through building a map, from creating a spreedsheet to importing your data into QGIS to disseminating your maps.

Here are three sample datasets:

Small (just points and locations): Israel Cooking Pot Dataset

Medium size (points, locations, characters): Souls Belated Dataset

Large (points, locations, historical context, quotations, images, etc.) Age of Innocence Sample Dataset

Do you want to try mapping in CartoDB? Explore this tutorial first, then choose one of the datasets above:

Want more information on all this stuff? See the Q and A.

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