As part of a Web Mapping Applications course in my GIS program, I’ve been testing out various platforms for mapping the LGLC dataset.
First came Google Fusion Tables. Here I used two Fusion Tables, one with the event data from the LGLC dataset and the other which creates the Provincial border polygons using KML coordinates. View full map.
Then came the open source equivalent of Google Fusion Tables, CartoDB, in combination with Stamen’s Toner map style.
Finally, I used Google Maps in combination with TimeMap (built on the Simile Timeline) to create a timeline and map combination showing the actual individual events, publications, and organizations for the year 1964. View full map.