Hey everyone! We've held off on making wider announcement of these recent changes on the site until they were relatively stable and complete. Time now to get the word out!
We hope you have a chance to hop on to a map and check out the updates. Altogether, the mapping experience is significantly smoother and more accessible. Give it a whirl and see what you think! We've been fine tuning several things up through this past week, and will continue to make small improvements. We're pleased with the progress to date and would love to get your feedback.
If you're feeling at all tentative about trying to map, take a look at the short tutorial video to get you started. Watch for more advanced tutorials, guides and online workshops to come. There's a lot of new info about the project packed in to the platform itself now, if you poke around in the Main Menu area (lower left).
Seen any nifty maps lately? We've started featuring especially interesting and exemplary maps on the home page. Take a look, and please make suggestions here if you have any favorite maps that deserve more attention.
This post also coincides with +Marija Coneva
, +Connor Turland
and +Ishan Shapiro setting off on a cross-country road trip from San Francisco to Waterloo, Ontario, so connectivity and response times may be a little slow in coming days!
There is a known issue that might happen for some of you upon trying to visit the site, where you'll get a 'page not found' error - if this happens, clear you cookies - if you're not sure how to do this, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we'll get you sorted immediately!