Useful Info

  • Online GIS mapping resource (and it's free!)



An effortless way to create heat map, bubble map, etc. All you need is to upload your shape and database file.



Another great tool to create an interactive map. See the US cumulative PV installation map as an example. Right click on the view page source to modify the javascript/html code.

  • Excel to Latex table converter 



My favorite online converter is now offline! I love it for its simplicity and ease of use. For now, interested users can download the Excel2LaTex.xla package. To install, go to the "options" setting under the File tab in Exel (2010) and choose "Add-Ins" from the left panel. Click on the "Go" button next to Manage Excel add-ins. Then browse and select the downloaded .xla file. Now you can convert the table to Latex under the Add-ins tab in Excel.  

  • PDF to Flash page flip converter



Another great free software that is potentially a tree-saver by creating an enjoyable digital reading experience and avoiding the need to print out articles.

  • Normal PDF Probability Calculator