May 26, 2022

New Article by Two University of Georgia Librarians Provides a Comparison of Online Data Mapping Platforms

The following article appears in the latest issue of College & Research Libraries News.


We Mapped it So You Don’t Have To: Comparing Online Data Mapping Platforms


Emily McGinn
University of Georgia Libraries

Meagan Duever
University of Georgia Libraries


College & Research Libraries
Vol 78, No 9 (2017)


At the University of Georgia (UGA) Libraries’ Willson Center Digital Humanities Lab, we often help faculty members and students create research projects using new digital technologies. We have limited resources, but great ideas, and this article will share how we have solved common mapping research questions using web tools, most of which are free and accessible to any user on or off our campus.

Platforms Discussed

  • Google Fusion Tables
  • Carto
  • ArcGIS
  • Neatline

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