How to put your project on the map

Posted on August 25th, 2011 in General,Get Involved! by Alta

As we’re counting down the days to the release of our searchable browser-based map, we’re  getting more and more excited about playing a smaller and smaller part in telling the story of conservation in Africa.  We’ve always intended the map to be a pinboard of conservation pinned by conservation practitioners and it’s not really our place to tell your stories – our job is to make it easy for you to do that.

In the coming weeks, we’ll be posting a variety of articles and videos to help you do just that. We’ll show you how to add content and contribute to the map, how to add affiliated organisations, species information pages, publications, popular articles, datasets ,  kml/kmz files, and YouTube videos.  We’ll teach you how to categorise your project properly, how to extract information from the searchable map and how to create your own custom maps from that.

But first things first.  This week we show you how to add your project(s) to the MAPA Google Earth map (and the forthcoming searchable browser-based map).  The YouTube video (below) is five minutes long, and will instruct you how to register as a user,  add a project title, paragraph, a picture or two, your contact information and your web details.

We’d love to know how we can make it easier for you to add your project.  Let us know what you do and don’t like about this video, the current process for adding a project, and tell us what help material you would like to see.  We’re all ears!


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