Artykuł poświęcony jest interaktywnej i animowanej "małej kartografii" internetowej. Na początku przedstawiono charakterystykę tego rodzaju map oraz omówiono najczęściej spotykane opracowania. W dalszej części autor skupia uwagę na problemach redakcyjnych. Za najważniejszą przyczynę trudności opracowania efektywnej mapy autor uważa nieokreśloną grupę odbiorców. Ten czynnik określa mianem rafy "małej kartografii" internetowej. Jako przykład problemów redakcyjnych podaje opracowanie mapy Granice Rzeczypospolitej przeznaczonej do e-learningu realizowanego przez warszawskie Muzeum Pałac w Wilanowie.
Increasing number of maps published on the Internet, which can be considered electronic equivalents of 'small cartography', brings on a discussion on the topie of such publications and their practical uses. Internet 'small cartography' are, generally speaking, maps addressed to wide audience, and they usually illustrate a text. Such maps are comprehensible and characterized by a relatively Iow level of interactivity. They are often quite advanced graphically and their contents is presented synthetically rather than analytically. They display high level of generalization. Maps which constitute internet 'small cartography' can be divided into four groups: 1) maps on the internet information sites including sites of magazines and TV stations, 2) maps on weather forecast sites, 3) maps on popular science sites, 4) maps on other sites including those of institutions, organizations, services, products, events, etc. This division is strictly conventional and is not an attempt at classification. Because of an undefined group of readers, elaboration of a successful internet map requires advanced skills, wide knowledge and experience on the side of a cartographer who doesn't know his audience. Graphic hierarchy and esthetic sense are essential for the optimization of such comprehensible map. During the editing process the author should consider if the map's efficiency can be sacrificed to make it comprehensible. Skillful use of interactivity is another factor which affects comprehensibility. Vector graphics became the unquestioned standard of elaboration and publication of interactive online maps. Flash is the most widespread technology applied for interactive and animated maps, which constitute the internet 'small cartography'. Difficulties in preparation of internet 'smali cartography' can be seen in an example of problems which emerged during the elaboration of the map titled Granice Rzeczypospolitej (Borders of the Republic) destined for e-learning project of Wilanów Palace Museum in 2007 (http://www.wilanow-palac.pl/index.php?id =982&menuid=227). Editing of internet 'small cartography' maps is a seemingly simple task. However, those preparing an internet map should not only have wide geographic knowledge, be familiar with cartographic methodology and have experience, but should also know computer techniques, most of all graphic programs. The key to an effective and visually attractive map is the esthetic sense without which the elaboration of a 'fine' map is impossible. Cartography is, at the same time, a science, an art and a craft and the internet 'small cartography' confirms this view. Without acknowledging it a proper map cannot be created. This is the reason why it is so difficult to prepare a good online map and why so few of them can be considered successful.