This page is focused on frameworks and guidelines for designing and creating spatial visualizations and working with geographic data for analysis.


  • Northeastern Library Subject Guide – Guides to using spatial datasets, using GIS, and other visualization software. Run by the Northeastern library Senior Data Analyst Bahare Sanaie-Movahed.
  • Open Source GIS Tools – Links to free, open source GIS software like Teach GIS, GRASS, and Quantum GIS among many others.
  • QGIS Tutorials – A collection of tutorials for using the open-source GIS software QGIS from basic introductions to advanced tools written by Ujaval Gandhi.
  • Mapping with Tableau tutorials:
  • Mapping with R tutorials:
  • Sketchup – 3D Modelling Software for Architecture, Interior Design, and Spatial Visualizations.
  • Carto – A proprietary web spatial analysis and mapping platform with free student trials.