Statement of Purpose
MapMyGlobe is aimed at creating an interactive travel guide to the whole world.
Collaboratively created Maps and markers can be edited in a simple way by anyone, and changes are tracked in a wiki fashion.
Interactive Places’ descriptions are sets of frames, every one of the frames aimed at highlighting a point that’s important to the place in question.
Keep it quick Five to eight frames per page is enough. Think “quick facts”, or how to get the gist out of a location in the shortest time, the reader then being free to go into more detail by browsing specialised pages, e.g., browse Paris, then Paris_Rive_Gauche or Paris/Museums.
To discover a place, whether it be a country you’re going to visit or a part of a city you’ll live in, point your browser to Name_of_the_place. You are then able to navigate between frames using the left and right arrow next to the search field.
You can use the search field either to locate a specific place on the map you’re currently viewing (blue loupe icon) or to go to another MapMyGlobe location (red loupe icon). Switch between the two search modes by clicking on the arrow below the icon.
There are 3 kinds of overlays that can appear on a map: Points (pins to specific locations), Messages (general information on a frame), and Polygons (representing specific areas or lines). You can click on a Point or on a Polygon to see its description. If you want to reopen closed messages click on Show messages.
The next step is to edit content. To do that, just choose the property you want to edit and click on the corresponding link. You can edit titles, set frames, move stuff around, add new markers… Descriptions are written in a wiki syntax, which is a simple way to format online text:
[http://www.example.com link to example]
Finally, on Points and Messages, the see history link enables you to track changes made to the appearance or content of a marker. You can conveniently display the differences between two revisions by clicking on compare selected versions.