It turns out ArcGIS (a GIS package for Python) is $100 a year just for personal use – even for the Online Viewer subscription. Hard pass, thankyouverymuch. You can make a free profile to use their Online map creation service, however you are limited to available layers or must use their paid (or an open-source) GIS service to create layers from your own data. The gallery below shows some simple options still available on this free version of the platform. Definitely worth playing around with if your data is fairly common.