Posted on Wednesday, January 14th, 2015 by Will Hagle
Maptia offers a beautiful way to publish and discover a world of remarkable stories, told by inspiring photographers, writers and adventurers.
Maptia is a publishing platform that allows users to create scrollable stories using a combination of images and text. The platform is similar to Medium, but Maptia has a focus on travel, exploration and adventure that sets it apart from comparable sites. It’s the ideal place to share photographs from a vacation in an exotic location, as well as text explaining what can be found in the images. The site claims to offer a platform for stories “that foster empathy and understanding for other cultures, other places, and other ways of life.” True to the site’s name, many of these stories are discoverable via a map that corresponds with the place profiled in the story. There’s tons of great content from professionals and amateurs alike.
Maptia‘s publishing tools are intuitive, making it easy for users to customize text and images and rearrange the format of a visual story. The platform is also designed for artists, writers and photographers to use regularly in order to gain more exposure. Artists can create a Maptia profile that hosts all of their stories, making it easier to share and spread their work to fans or anyone interested. The site is free to use and artists retain all photo and content credit, so it’s worth taking advantage of the useful service. There are already several incredible stories hosted by Maptia, and it will be exciting to watch how the content evolves as the site’s community grows stronger.