Web Mapping with Free Software Tools

Web mapping is an application of geographic information systems (GIS) that involves the creation of interactive digital maps displayed and manipulated through a web browser. This post examines several approaches to creating and publishing interactive web maps, focusing on free and open-source software tools. Some technologies involve desktop GIS software or programming environments as part of the workflow leading to a web map, while others are completely cloud-based and do not require installation of local software. Examples range from point-and-click, drag-and-drop interactive mapping environments, to mapping applications that write the code for you, to those where you need to have some coding skills (but are then rewarded by being able to do pretty much whatever you want).

The main body of this post is hosted on GitHub Pages. To read the full post, click this link: Web Mapping with Free Software Tools.


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