CartaStoria: Easiest Way of Creating Mobility Maps

How does it work?



In 3 easy steps

In order to visualize your data, you need to prepare your data in a spreadsheet software. As spreadsheet, you can use:

  • Microsoft Excel,

  • Google Docs (online only, free),

  • Apple Numbers (only in MAC OS),

  • LibreOffice Calc (freeware)

  • Download the Template for Data Preparation

    1. CartaStoria.com expects that the spreadsheet is prepared in a certain format.

    • Rules:
      • First 4 columns must be prepared as shown below with the same sequence
        (origin address/city, origin country, destination address/city, destination country).
      • Columns after first 4 can be set freely to put all categories in your research.
      • Any number of categories can be entered into the list. You can list them starting from column E.
      • First row will be read as heading. Please enter titles of the columns in the first row.
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    2. Format of your data is imporant for the analysis by CartaStoria software.

    • Rules:
      • It is recommended to enter addresses in English and/or without non-English letters.
      • Commas ',' are not allowed in the spreadsheet. This will cause an error when your file is read by the software.
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    3. Coordinates of your addresses will be identified automatically.
    But your input must be recognizable by the software.

    • Recommendations:
      • You can either enter a full address or only a city name for columns A and C.
      • If there are unclear address remarks, those lines will be ignored by the software (you will be informed about unread items).
      • If the exact address is not crucial for your work, it is safer to use only city names.
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    4. Save your file

    • Rule:
      • Your file must be saved in .XLSX format. Other formats can not be read by CartaStoria (yet).
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