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follow mappery on twitter and become a fan on facebook

Posted by mappery on June 28, 2009

Yep, mappery has finally jumped on the social media bandwagon.    Now you can keep up with the  latest updates about and other online map innovations by following mappery on twitter or becoming a fan of mappery on facebook.  Just click the logos below:




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Google Maps adds data for a slew of new countries

Posted by mappery on September 14, 2007

Today Google Maps rolled out new data for 54 countries that previously came up mostly blank. This is great news for mappery users interested in international maps as it will be easier to find, browse, and add maps by using nearby streets and town names as points of reference. Google notes that some coverage is still spotty (like Bermuda for example) but that improvements are in the future. I also noticed that some of the higher zoom levels have some new fonts and markers for towns (the size of the marker corresponds to the size of the city). Looks a bit better. If the past is any guide, I’d say Google will keep on rolling out new and better map info until the entire world is covered.

The countries include (click links to see mappery maps there): Afghanistan, Aruba, Bahamas, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Belize, Bermuda, Brunei Darussalam, Bhutan, Bolivia, Cambodia, Chile, Columbia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Ecuador, El Salvador, Fiji, Guatemala, Haiti, Honduras, Indonesia, Iraq, Iran, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Kuwait, Laos, Lebanon, Mexico, Myanmar (Burma), Mongolia, Nepal, Nicaragua, Oman, Pakistan, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Philippines, Papua New Guinea, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Sri Lanka, Syria, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Timor-Leste, Uruguay, Uzbekistan, Venezuela, Vietnam, Yemen.

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Announcing mappery

Posted by mappery on July 3, 2007 is live!

mappery is a collection of real life maps contributed by map lovers worldwide. It makes it easy to find and explore maps that usually can be found only locally, offline, or through tedious web searching.

Currently most maps can’t be found until you arrive at your destination. Yet often you need these maps to find your way or research and plan your trip.

With mappery, people can find relevant maps about where they want to go before they go. You can find maps by keyword, location, or simply by browsing a map. As well, you can contribute to mappery not only by adding maps but also by adding comments and tags to any map in the collection to let others know your thoughts, advice, or any recent changes related to the map. mappery aims to build a vibrant community of map lovers where the maps are featured BIG, front-and-center.

Check out mappery now and take a look around (any feedback welcome).

A note on this blog: it will be the place to find out the latest news and changes at mappery. There are many things in the pipe that will be rolling out soon, so please come back in a bit for an update (or better yet, add the RSS feed to your RSS aggregator).



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