Reston, Virginia (PRWEB) June 21, 2012
MapMuse today announced the release of its Carousels Locator Map, a free web application that serves as a guide to carousels across America. In addition to locating most carousels with pinpoint accuracy, the map provides interesting historical facts, photos, visiting details, and web links.
“We’re always looking out for nostalgists,” says MapMuse owner Mike Pilon. “This map is for the young and young and heart, the parents who want to show their kids what good old fashioned fun feels like.” Featuring nearly 350 carousels, the map provides enough coverage to satisfy carousel enthusiasts in most regions of the US. Users can read up on a carousel to find out how many figures it has, who designed it, when it was built, etc., and then get driving directions there via Google Maps. Those who’d prefer to visit a carousel virtually can view the map in satellite mode and simply zoom in until it appears; MapMuse has done its best to accurately geolocate each carousel so it can be found as easily as possible. “Our job is to shows users the locations of interesting places that they previously didn’t know existed, so we go to great pains to make sure the locations are accurate.”
While a good amount of research goes into publishing the database the web map is built on, users also play a large role in making sure it’s constantly being refined and expanded. MapMuse encourages carousel fans to submit new details about carousels they’re familiar with, as well as add carousels to the map that were mistakenly left off. “There are a ton of passionate carousel enthusiasts out there, and we’d love for them to contribute their knowledge to this project.” Users can also submit reviews of carousels they visit to share their experience with others.
MapMuse, an internet and app development company based out of Reston, Virginia, has plenty of experience developing locator maps with nostalgic themes. Fans of the Carousel Locator might want to check out their Covered Bridges Locator and Lighthouses Locator, both of which are also available as iPhone apps.
For more information on the Carousels web map, please visit http://www.mapmuse.com/carousels.
For more information on MapMuse, please visit their homepage at http://www.mapmuse.com.