An educational series by Carl Sack, July, 2012.
Welcome to my introductory series on web map services. These aren’t designed to be comprehensive, but rather are a beginner’s guide to what’s out there that I’ve been researching (as a beginner) over the past few weeks. It is a “living document” to which there may be future updates as I learn more. I was prompted to put it together by a need I had for work that was unfulfilled by any current resource I could find on the web or in print. I hope that it can prove useful for those just getting started with web maps and not sure what to use given the dizzying and quickly-growing slew of tools available.
Here’s a basic table of contents: