We have the final pre-launch release of Map Mavin in our hands and we are testing it now. And so assuming that everything tests out as planned, we hope to launch Map Mavin next month! We are superstitious here so let’s leave this month’s update to that short and sweet few sentences.
In the meantime, check out the latest Map Mavin Methods video where Fletcher explains user privileges and roles:
While we are busy readying Map Mavin for launch, now is a great time to tell you a bit more about our soon-to-launch web mapping service.
Some of you may have used other GIS cloud services in the past, and in many ways the Map Mavin will be similar to these. But the Map Mavin will distinguish itself in a variety of important manners. Here are the key features that will make unique Map Mavin unique.
We’re here to help give meaning to your data. With Map Mavin, you can share your data with whomever you’d like, whenever you’d like, from whatever device you’d like. Backed up by redundant and distributed Amazon S3 servers, you can rest assured you’ll never lose your hard work. Plus, we’re versatile: Map Mavin accepts a wide variety of data formats, including shapefiles, KMLs and KMZs, GeoTIFFs and geodatabases. You can easily download your data anytime with our handy, high – speed export features. Share it or protect it — you have complete access and control with Map Mavin.
After you upload your data to Map Mavin, the real fun begins. Our easy – to – navigate web interface allows you unlimited power to give your data impact and meaning. Using our secure, robust GIS cloud, you can even use the same data to create unique maps shared with different users or teams — just like creating different playlists sourced from the same music library. Keep it private or public, it’s your choice – the possibilities are infinite.
Creating and sharing a map is one thing, but with Map Mavin, your whole team can collaborate and connect in real time. Once you invite users to a map, you can start making informed decisions together based on your data and needs. Within this new geographical context, you can reach important decisions easily — such as where to put a road, where to send doctors or even as simple as where to go for a hike. And with our real-time collaboration mode, you can chat with your peers or lead an all – user meeting from anywhere in the world. Included at no extra cost, you can have all hands on deck to make your web maps the best they can be.
We like to think of ourselves as the Robin Hoods of GIS — and we believe that quality map – making software should be accessible to everyone! After all, faint-worthy contracts never won fair lady. We’re not fans of contracts that force you to pay for a product you don’t use, so we made our service month – to – month and contract free. With affordable pricing and flexibility unheard of in the GIS industry, we want to help you create meaningful, impactful maps that give you the power to make informed decisions — whether it’s for a critical medical project in another country, or a new neighborhood to raise your kids.
Do you have any specific questions you would like answered about the Map Mavin? If so, let us know by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Do you have access to WV images within Map Maven?
Hi! That is an excellent question. Currently there is only a vector basemap that is available for web maps. We have plans to add the DigitalGlobe API product in the near future which is in large part 50-cm WV2, GE1 and WV3. It will be a basemap to start in that you will not see the dates nor have access to metadata. There is a more complex product we have considered adding whereby there would be metadata and multiple dates of images for most locations. If you are interested in a Map Mavin subscription, let us know!