Easy Digital Mapping Tools: Affordances and Limitation

There are several easy to use mapping tools out there and these may be particularly useful for folks working on place-based projects. Unfortunately, the easier the tool, the less flexible it usually is. That doesn’t mean they aren’t valuable it just means they need to be used thoughtfully. I’ve used a few (CartoDB, Google Maps, Timemapper) and would be happy to share what I know and would love to hear about other tools and/or creative ways of using them.