Includes multiple examples of ArcGIS Online across industries and disciplines
Description: Online mapping platform for creation of web maps, and web map applications
Pros: User friendly interface, linkages to media, inclusion of own features, markers, and map elements, search-ability of ESRI and user-created/organizational created layers to include in map products, shareability, description and summary information for details/context of map purpose, contact, and use limitations, multiple file formats supported
Cons: For the inclusion of own spatial data requires preparation, Analysis features are available in subscription, geocoding available with subscription, support for map images as tile layers in subscription
Penn State ArcGIS Online Account: This Penn State ArcGIS Online Account is available to all with a Penn State login. Authenticate to this account with your Penn State credentials.
Description: Web-based platform for visualizations
Pros: Supports multiple formats; supports custom modification of symbology; geocoding; Joining attributes; sharing capabilities.
Cons: Advanced features may be in paid account, such as connections to other web-based products, such as Twitter; custom projections in advanced features; Requires knowledge of data format structures and data preparation; References to SQL and CartoCSS has a learning curve
Description: Web-mapping platform for developers
Pros: Primarily supports vector data, Mapbox studio is used for additional customization, custom basemaps and basemap styles are possible (such as changing the color and width of basemap street lines)
Cons: Limited file formats supported, analysis and manipulation of data files is not a primary purpose of Mapbox