The public display of maps is important to demonstrate the value of maps to convey spatial patterns. Frequently Updated Maps (FUMs), such as those depicting weather, lend themselves well for this purpose because the mapped patterns are constantly changing. Maps of earthquakes, air pollution, and health factors may also be used. These pages demontrate different types of map displays that can be implemented through Google's Chrome browser.
The HTML code that continuously displays a series of maps is explained below. The individual maps can easily be changed by substituting a different address of a jpg, png, gif, or svg file. A number of different examples of maps for public viewing are included on the following pages.
All that is needed to implement a public display of maps is a dedicated computer. This could be an older computer or a $50 Raspberry Pi. The procedure for setting-up a Pi as a continuous automated map display is also explained.