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Mapping can be an important component of data or context visualization and is therefore applicable to may academic endeavors. Not very long ago we talked about Geographic Information Systems (GIS) rather than mapping, using powerful tools such as ArcGIS to create detailed maps of data and concepts. 

Mapping today is now much more accessible using sometimes simple, usually free, and often on-line software to create geographical visualizations of various sorts without resorting to the learning curve associated with ArcGIS. Open mapping tools, although usually limited in scope, occasionally arcane in construct, and often changing, offer novices the ability to create complex geographic overlays. 

Common tools associated with mapping include Google's Maps, Earth, and Fusion Tables, ... 
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