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When developing a “contact” or “about” pages, it is common to use a Google Map box or an aerial image of an area. After researching some of the APIs and applications available for web-based map tools, I came across an excellent cartography tool: TileMill MapBox.
The site claims if you can write CSS, you will be totally at home with this software. MapBox has a huge set of features, including mobile support (which Google Maps still has issues with), theme styling and map customization (yes, make your own maps), datasource-ready and has built-in analytics.
The application is powered by open-source libraries, however a paid account from one of 4 pricing plans is required.
View a demo here: MapBox Demo