Half Moon Bay, CA (PRWEB) July 18, 2012
GatheringPoint has just released “Map Maker,” a free service that quickly adds custom maps to any web page. Map Maker, one click away on GatheringPoint.com’s home page, offers an easy to use wizard that adds custom map pins and rich navigation menus to enhance a website, Facebook page, or mobile app.
Map Maker allows simple integration of map information from rich content sources around the world including Twitter, EventBrite, WikiPedia, Meetup, GroupOn, InstaGram, Meetup, SeeClickFix, EPA, YouTube, Yelp, CitiGrid, Active.com, Ticket Network, Conference Hound and others.
This new service was developed with citizen journalism and bloggers in mind. Custom maps are helpful tools in telling a local, national or international story. Map Maker quickly adds location icons that tie directly to a topic. For instance, a blog on local events could have a custom pin for every mention, with each pin displaying a short description of the featured event, plus carry other event listings from Meetup, EventBrite, and Brown Paper Tickets.
Spencer Nassar, CEO of GatheringPoint, says, “There are hundreds of applications for our new service when you think of all the posts and longer stories that could use a map. Local residents, as well as travelers, benefit from map-based information to access and share. GatheringPoint helps fill those needs with easy-to-add custom maps.“
In addition to Map Maker for individuals, GatheringPoint has increased mapping, social media and other usage for business partners including ConferenceHound.com (http://bit.ly/MrrXsY) and The Active Times (http://theactivetimes.com).
GPVenture LLC (GatheringPoint) was founded in 2010 to provide location-centric applications for social networking activities. A debut offering “Be a Local!” is part of its product portfolio available on mobile, tablet, Facebook and laptop platforms via HTML5 technologies, bringing local information from many sources into one easy access point. GPVenture LLC is a privately held company headquartered in Half Moon Bay, California. Visit http://www.gatheringpoint.com for more information and to see its geo-platform in action.