Axis Maps has decided to offer its online mapping tool indiemapper ("indiemapper helps you make static, thematic maps from geographic data by bringing the best of traditional cartographic design to internet map-making") for free, but with a bit less functionality (and no account required):
To allow us to give it away for free, we’re scaling back what indiemapper does. We’ve removed all account-based online functionality including usernames / passwords, cloud storage, and map sharing. Everything else, we’ve left as is. The map-making process is still the same except you don’t have to log in AND you need to export your map before you close your browser. We’re also moving our support operations over toGetSatisfaction to let the community of indiemapper users share their knowledge amongst themselves.
As a comment from Kurt (that you, Kurt M?) suggests - this is a valuable freebie for educators!!
- Axis Maps Blog via @tinacary