Recently there have been a few articles contrasting traditional paper maps and online maps.

A BBC article claims that online maps are “wiping out history”, while a Globe and Mail article, “Map-making mania”, explains how “amateur cartographers are going high-tech to make the most unexpected online maps – and ticking off old-school mapmakers along the way”.

With the changing mapping medium, my personal feeling is that the rules with online maps are changing - to be successful we must strive to give the users the greatest number of ideas in the shortest time with the fewest number of clicks…