Many online mapping applications exist that enable a user to add their own data, use publicly-available user-created data, and publicly-available vendor created data. These sites enable users to use spatial data in a web-based platform that can be interactive and shareable with others. These sites and resources included focus on resources where a user inputs their own data and has the ability to configure online mapping settings.
Getting Started with Online Mapping
In determining the most suitable online mapping application to explore for the creation of an online map, it is important to consider how you plan to use the mapping application and the features of the mapping application that are important to you.
Below are features to consider when exploring online mapping applications and comments on each:
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