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Web-Based Mapping Applications

Mapping applications that primarily work within web browsers, usually interactive, often with a multi-media component. Includes "story maps."

JavaScript tools and libraries

Create maps to publish to Carto (see the Simple Web Mapping page) or other interfaces

Built using vector map concepts (individual features, not images).

Basic edition is free.

  • CesiumJS JavaScript library for producing 3D globes and maps, incorporating time-dynamic content.
  • GeoJSON Encode geographic data using JavaScript Open Notation
  • Leaflet (JavaScript library)
  • OpenLayers Uses JavaScript and CSS to build dynamic maps in a web page
  • Polymaps (JavaScript library)
  • TimeMapper  (JavaScript)