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Thanks to current htlml5 functionalities, there are loads of easy-to-use mapping applications around. Here is a short list that will grow with time, according to my experimentations.
Note: this may not be the most exciting blog post for you to read.
Here is a crude test map where I put two markers. Basically, I have only shared a map, where you can click on the features I have made to access their properties. Next step is to make the viewing of feature properties more relevant to the viewer, and to enable real interactivity.
When you save the save button, it apparently automatically saves to GitHub Gist. So I should be able to find my map there if I want to resume editing…
When you make a map, it is a good idea to save to GitHub, for example GitHub Gist. Maps can easily be shared via URL (as I did above), or be saved as KML or Shapefiles.
Mapbox allows you to make maps. A lot of online PPGIS use Mapbox (e.g. CommonPlace, Maptionnaire). Mapbox allows to visualise whichever map databases you like (often it’s OpenStreetMap).
Other map makers include MapFish, OpenLayers, and MapServer.