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Do you sell maps or graphics through ShutterStock or similar?

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David Medeiros

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I'm curious if anyone here has any experience with selling map graphics or images through some of the online image resellers (like sutterstock or depositphotos)?

Considering crating a small collection of simple map graphics to put online and want to know what the bester sellers are, or if its even worth the hassle.

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Just a though (and I am not an expert on the sales end of things)
I would consider making them available freely on your own site (and collect data on the downloader). This way you can reach potential clients. OK not really a money maker. But considering the amount of map graphics and images available out on the web for free it might be a better return on investment (and easier to manage).

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Not sure about Shutterstock, but I know that iStockphoto specifically says that they're not looking for maps and that they'll most likely get rejected.

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