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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."

Simple Browser-Based Mapping

These utilities generally allow you to build a static map for sharing online and that often can contain your own map data, or a story map that includes media content and often shows changes over space or time.

There is actually a lot of overlap in the features, but in general:

  • The Build a Map page includes utilities that primarily focus on uploading and symbolizing your own data or depicting information on a single map
  • The Story Map page includes utilities that primarily focus on adding media content and showing paths over the land or changes over time.