May 24, 2022

Tutorial: NYPL Labs Member Shares a DIY Primer on Creating Digital Maps Using Free Online Tools

An interesting and useful blog post/tutorial by

The post is based on a workshop gave at the National Library of Colombia’s 2nd Digital Book Week.


I thought it would be useful to share that workshop since it encompasses a lot of different processes and tools that make digital cartography today very accessible. It is a primer on working with various free web mapping tools so you can make your own awesome maps.

Even if you don’t begin creating digital maps the tutorial is still a great way to at least get an idea of the concepts, tools, and tech used to create them.

Direct to Complete Blog Post: “From Paper Maps to the Web: A DIY Digital Maps Primer (via NYPL Labs)

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Gary Price ( is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area. Before launching INFOdocket, Price and Shirl Kennedy were the founders and senior editors at ResourceShelf and DocuTicker for 10 years. From 2006-2009 he was Director of Online Information Services at, and is currently a contributing editor at Search Engine Land.