Benchmarking of online interactive mapping solutions for beginners

Publication language
Date published
16 Dec 2020
Benchmarkings/Comparisons of tools
Data analysis & visualisation tools, GIS & mapping

This resource was originally published on the CartoBlog in 2020 by CartONG. It was transferred to the IM Resource Portal in May 2021. The CartoBlog will be decommissioned in early 2022.

You’re new to mapping and wish to communicate on your projects or share information via a web map? You feel lost confronted with the various online existing tools and don’t know which one to turn to?

Take a look at our short benchmarking on the main online mapping solutions for beginners, in order to make a choice adapted to your expectations and abilities.

The four pre-selected tools were :

  • GoGoCarto
  • Ushahidi
  • uMap
  • Google My Maps

This benchmarking will give you an overview of the main advantages and disadvantages of each of these tools in order to guide your decision.

This study was carried out jointly by a group of CartONG permanent staff and volunteers.

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This project was co-funded by the French Development Agency (AFD) and the H2H Network’s H2H Fund, the latter supported by UK aid from the UK government. Nevertheless, the ideas and opinions presented in this document do not necessarily represent those of the H2H Network, UK aid and AFD.