GIS Lite is a term used to describe tools, often web-based, designed to allow a novice to create a map without extensive GIS training or programming experience. Some of these are free; others require a subscription or license. The GIS Lite tools on these pages emphasize creating maps to visualize data rather than extensive data analysis.
Choose one of these tools to create a map for a course project, research paper, or to support a personal interest. Each has different capabilities and source data.