Mapping for the Masses: GIS Lite and Online Mapping Tools in Academic Libraries
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Publisher:American Library Association
Citation:Weessies, Kathleen W.; Dotson, Daniel S. “Mapping for the Masses: GIS Lite and Online Mapping Tools in Academic Libraries.” Information Technology & Libraries, v. 32 issue 1, 2013, p. 23-35. doi:10.6017/ital.v32i1.2867
Customized maps depicting complex social data are much more prevalent today than in the past. Not only in formal published outlets, interactive mapping tools make it easy to create and publish custom maps in both formal and more casual outlets such as social media. This article defines GIS Lite, describes three commercial products currently licensed by institutions, and discusses issues that arise from their varied functionality and license restrictions.
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