doi: 10.6017/ital.v32i1.2867

Mapping for the Masses: GIS Lite & Online Mapping Tools in Academic Libraries

Kathleen W. Weessies, Daniel S. Dotson

Abstract


Customized colorful maps depicting complex social data are much more prevalent today than in the past. Not only in formal published outlets, interactive map sites make it easy to create and publish custom maps in more casual outlets such as social media. This article defines GIS Lite, describes three licensed products currently licensed by institutions, and discusses issues that arise from their varied functionality and license restrictions.


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