You don’t need to be a professional cartographer to create a map You don’t need to be a programmer to create a mapping application Neogeography : Essentially, Neogeography is about people using and creating their own maps, on their own terms and by combining elements of an existing toolset. Andrew Turner, Web 2.0 and the Neogeographer
Citizen Mapping Projects Urban Forest Map : / / Open Street Map : openstreetmap.org
OpenStreetMap vs Google Maps
You try it openstreetmap.org
With Google Maps you can create personalized, annotated, customized maps. Your maps can contain: - Placemarks - Lines - Shapes Once you have created a map, you can: Add descriptive text, including rich text and HTML Embed photos and videos in your map Share your maps with others Import KML or GeoRSS to your map Open your map in Google Earth
Interactive Mapping Websites Basic Mapping Program Access to information Visual display of resources Customizability User added?
A mapping service allows you to create maps on their server, on the internet. You don’t need any special programs downloaded because you are creating a map on a server that provides you with the ability to interact with their software and data. These types of sites vary with features – with some allowing you only basic input, whereas others support customizable legends, titles, and selective datasets. Internet Mapping