Maptube

http://www.maptube.org/

Maptube is a free resource for viewing, sharing, mixing and mashing maps online. Created by UCL’s Centre for Advanced Spatial Analysis, users can select any number of maps to overlay and view. The website is easy to navigate with maps sorted into categories based on the type of data they display (picture below).

MaptubeCategories

It is possible when looking for maps to overlay to use the search bar and add selected maps. You can then view the layers you have chosen in the top right hand corner of the screen. The image below is an example of the search tool.

MaptubeMapSelection

 

MaptubeOverlayExample

The photo above is an example of the type of map that can be produced by overlaying different maps on the site. The hyperlink to the top right of the map provides a link to the map meaning that it can be embedded elsewhere. The maps produced are aesthetically pleasing and are good for the comparison of numerous datasets. Users are not limited to maps provided by the website, they can upload maps made on Google Map Creator. The only downfall to this site is that users are limited to displaying data on a Google Maps base layer. Overall I would rate this site as a 4/5 as it is good for displaying multiple datasets.

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