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An introductory guide to the wide world of the Digital Humanities (DH).
Alllows you to quickly view map data you have downloaded onto you machine by clicking and dragging file. It can be used to simplify shapes and/or convert to different formats. Works with JSON, GEOJSON, SHAPE files.
Quantum GIS (QGIS) is a powerful and user friendly Open Source Geographic Information System that runs on Linux, Unix, Mac OSX, Windows and Android. QGIS supports vector, raster, and database formats and is licensed under the GNU Public License.
StoryMapJS is a free tool to help you tell stories on the web that highlight the locations of a series of events. It is a new tool, yet stable in a development environment, and it has a friendly authoring tool from the Knight Lab.