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San Francisco, March 2, 2020 - In reaction to the Coronavirus emergency, data sharing and mapping provider Relola announced today that it is making its QuantaStat platform available for free...
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Use a map to tell your story

Use a map to tell your story

Group maps from RelolaEvery one of us is a content creator. You’re creating content when you post on Facebook or Twitter. You might have a blog where you publish. You may write a review of a restaurant or upload a photo to Instagram. Each of these represent a moment -- they show “what” and maybe “who.” But they often forget an important element: “where.”

A map is all about “where.” But there are different kinds of maps:

  1. A Locational map shows, “Where am I?”
  2. A Navigational; map shows, “How do I get there?”
  3. A Spatial Relationships map shows “How are these things related?”

That last map is the one that ties all three together. The relationships between locations tell the story… but of what?

Imagine maps that tell the story of the following:

  • A real estate brokerage that maps all their sales in the last year, adding videos with happy owners.
  • A volunteer group that maps the parks they’ve cleaned up, complete with before and after pictures.
  • A traveling kids soccer team that maps their away games, and adds results and video to each pin they drop.

These stories and more are all possible with Group Maps from Relola. Here’s how it works:

  1. Name your Group Map.
  2. Send email invitations to your members
  3. Share your map on your web site or Facebook business page

Your story should be told. Map it. Share it. Celebrate it.

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