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Hi,

I just got some free credits at iStockPhoto with a campaign, so I logged in and created an account there for the first time. I noticed that they had some royalty free maps there, in vector art, and that you can upload and possibly get royalties for things that you upload yourself there.

Has any of you that run your own businesses tried to sell map products through any of these image bank/repositories? With the low prices at iStockPhoto I doubt that you can make that much money in royalties - it wasn't clear to me what the authors cut would be there...
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I don't remember the exact amount, but the cut is veeery low. Most of the customers of istock are designers (at least, used to be, perhaps they've branched out to others now) who use the files as a component in their designs. They have no use of proper map file.

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I think the maps.com Map Marketplace is a better place to start, for a cartographer. Higher cut and it's maps-oriented.
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There was a tread on Maps.com a little while back ... can't seem to find it.

I would look into established maps and GIS data distribution shops first.
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There was a tread on Maps.com a little while back ... can't seem to find it.


Here are a couple of threads on maps.com
Maps.com 1
Maps.com 2



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There was a tread on Maps.com a little while back ... can't seem to find it.


Here are a couple of threads on maps.com
Maps.com 1
Maps.com 2


Thanks,
The second one is the one I was looking for.
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