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Hello everyone,

I have just published interactive highway, county, and physical maps of all fifty states on my website, World Sites Atlas. For each one, mousing over the map reveals the state's counties, cities, and towns (over 20,000 nationwide). When the user clicks on a city, some basic facts are provided, along with a link to a page dedicated to that place (city pages include a Google Maps mashup featuring nearby hotels and tourist attractions). The state map can be searched using the box in the upper right corner, and a gif version of each map is provided as well. The maps were made with MAPublisher 8.1 and exported to Flash using its Web Author tool.

Here are some examples (a list of all U.S. state maps can be found here):
- Ohio highway map: http://www.sitesatla.../USCan/OHFH.htm
- Colorado physical map: http://www.sitesatla.../USCan/COFF.htm
- Kansas county map: http://www.sitesatla.../USCan/KSFC.htm

After about a year of work, I recently added a world map to the website as well. I call it a world atlas, but it's actually a 4' wide map with matching political and physical basemaps, each divided into 128 tiles for navigation purposes. Despite the trend toward using endonyms on maps, for this one I used exonyms throughout. This is not the right thread for this debate, but I'm uncomfortable with maps aimed at an English-language audience showing terms like Qazaqtyng Usaqshoqylyghy, Kamskoye Vodokhranilishche, or Sakishima-shoto without the name in English -- or at least a translation of the generic term -- in parentheses. I probably avoided endonyms too much, but it's hard to strike the right balance.

O.K., that's enough shameless self-promotion. There are still some ugly, eight-year-old country maps that need updating and other deficiencies on the website, but I do hope you find it interesting.
Michael Borop
World Sites Atlas
http://www.sitesatlas.com

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Great work, Michael.
It is very nice and rewarding for us to see our products put to such good use.
Keep it up.
Ted



Hello everyone,

I have just published interactive highway, county, and physical maps of all fifty states on my website, World Sites Atlas. For each one, mousing over the map reveals the state's counties, cities, and towns (over 20,000 nationwide). When the user clicks on a city, some basic facts are provided, along with a link to a page dedicated to that place (city pages include a Google Maps mashup featuring nearby hotels and tourist attractions). The state map can be searched using the box in the upper right corner, and a gif version of each map is provided as well. The maps were made with MAPublisher 8.1 and exported to Flash using its Web Author tool.

Here are some examples (a list of all U.S. state maps can be found here):
- Ohio highway map: http://www.sitesatla.../USCan/OHFH.htm
- Colorado physical map: http://www.sitesatla.../USCan/COFF.htm
- Kansas county map: http://www.sitesatla.../USCan/KSFC.htm

After about a year of work, I recently added a world map to the website as well. I call it a world atlas, but it's actually a 4' wide map with matching political and physical basemaps, each divided into 128 tiles for navigation purposes. Despite the trend toward using endonyms on maps, for this one I used exonyms throughout. This is not the right thread for this debate, but I'm uncomfortable with maps aimed at an English-language audience showing terms like Qazaqtyng Usaqshoqylyghy, Kamskoye Vodokhranilishche, or Sakishima-shoto without the name in English -- or at least a translation of the generic term -- in parentheses. I probably avoided endonyms too much, but it's hard to strike the right balance.

O.K., that's enough shameless self-promotion. There are still some ugly, eight-year-old country maps that need updating and other deficiencies on the website, but I do hope you find it interesting.


Ted Florence

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