JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Mapping #general

Erika Herzog


OpenStreetMap is an open source tool that allows you to do this.

Google Maps lets you do this too (to a lesser degree) but I think that
OpenStreetMap is the easiest to use and has the most options of
annotating, etc.

I am not affiliated, just a big fan.*


*They do a lot of great group-sourced mapping projects to help aid
organizations for devastating natural disasters (Haiti, Philippines)

On Tue, Nov 19, 2013 at 11:30 PM, Anne Kenison <> wrote:
I would like to create maps that include shtetlach and other
places of importance in my family history. Preferably, the maps
would include coordinates, and have options for annotations.
Has anyone found a good, user-friendly mapping program or other
tool to accomplish this?

Thank you.

Anne Kenison
Arlington, VA
Erika Herzog, New York, NY * ID 100768 *

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