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I’d like to invite the Cartotalk community to check out new features on my web project mappery:
http://mappery.com

mappery is collection of thematic maps contributed by map lovers worldwide. The main vision of mappery is to let people discover new online maps by visually browsing a map instead of just searching with text keywords through search engines.

I announced mappery a while ago on Cartotalk and since then I’ve been gradually adding new features. The recent major update is the ability for anyone to create their very own “Map Room” featuring maps and comments added to the site.

So far, a few tourist map cartographers, such as Resort Maps and Delmarva Cartoon Maps have created their own map rooms.
Here’s the link to the Resort Maps Map Room: http://mappery.com/u...ame=Resort-Maps

I’d like to invite the Cartotalk community to join mappery and create your own map rooms. I imagine posting samples of your maps would generate business leads and sales revenue for your maps and services since every map can be linked back to its source site. Potential customers can discover map samples on mappery and then go visit the sources of select, favorite maps – to buy existing maps or look for custom cartographic services. Those visitors going to cartographers' sites from mappery would be compelled by a specific interest in one of the featured maps, so likely would drive a high conversion rate.

Please let me know if you have any questions or suggestions about mappery.

Thanks!

Scott
http://mappery.com

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Absolutely love the concept and site - truly addicting and fascinating!!!

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Nice site. I love the wide variety of maps, ranging from scans of antique maps, to pencil-drawn sketch maps, to professionally made maps. Perhaps the most interesting map I saw was one of my own that I had done three years ago and delivered as an editable Illy, and which has been edited by another cartographer and posted as his own! :rolleyes:

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Hi Charles,
Thanks for checking it out. Curious to know what map you're referring to. Would you like me to remove it from the site or add you as the true cartographer?

Scott

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Hi! love the idea, but there is a legal issue I want to bring up. Our copyrighted map of Minneapolis downtown is licensed by us (for money) to Meet Minneapolis to post on their web site (www.minneapolis.org). From what I can tell, while Mappery does link back to the source site, the map is re-hosted by Mappery, meaning it's being shown on your site without licensing. Now, we have no problem with you showing a thumbnail and than linking directly to the Meet Minneapolis site, but actually posting a document on your site is something we normally license for. I suspect this may be true of other maps posted by third-party contributors (I know the U of MN likes to keep control of their copyrighted campus map for example).

And what about Ordnance Survey-based stuff?

Thoughts?

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Hi Nat,

Sorry for the delay in responding, I just read your comment. mappery takes copyright seriously (as stated in the Terms on the site). I just removed the Downtown Minneapolis map you mentioned. Since mappery is open to anyone adding maps, I now rely on users to report violations to me and then remove maps as needed. It seems to work well enough so far, but I'm open to suggestions on how to improve things going forward.

Scott
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