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Web Mapping

This guide highlights library and internet resources that allow you to create maps online.

Introduction to Mapping Online

This page highlights both purchased and free resources that allow you to create maps online. In some cases, you do not have to install software. The sites provide data and other resources you need to create a map. Click on a tab and get started mapping!

The resources available include:

A short definition

Digital mapping (also called digital cartography) is the process by which a collection of data is compiled and formatted into a virtual image. The primary function of this technology is to produce maps that give accurate representations of a particular area, detailing major road arteries and other points of interest. The technology also allows the calculation of distances from one place to another.

[Source: Wikipedia, 10/15/2020]

In the Library's Collection

The library's collection contains several books and journal titles which look at online or digital mapping. The resources are scattered throughout the collections under different call numbers. However, one call number range, G 70.212, is a good starting place to physically browse.

Selected book titles