Today we launched MapSherpa – a consumer application for designing topographic maps of Canada suitable for print.
Thank you to everyone for their hard work in bringing this to market. Hope you enjoy it!
Below is a copy of the press release that went out today.
DM Solutions Group Launches MapSherpa
MapSherpa delivers personalized print maps of Canada for recreational users
Ottawa, Canada– August 31, 2009– DM Solutions Group, a leading provider of web mapping products and solutions today launched MapSherpa – an online service that allows users to design personalized high quality paper and printable maps of Canada.
The primary focus of MapSherpa is to enable Canadian outdoor recreation enthusiasts to create topographic maps that reflect the quality of maps only found in mass print production. MapSherpa’s cartographers have designed the base maps to be appropriate for use in the field by recreation enthusiasts such as hikers, canoeists, campers, skiers and geocachers.
MapSherpa uses web technologies to allow users to define their exact area of interest, and to add their own content such as camp sites, ski trails, planned canoe routes or a cottage. Once the user has completed all of the specifications for their map – a high quality map is produced, ready for use in the field or to display as a memento of a favourite excursion.
“MapSherpa’s goal is to deliver maps of equal quality to off-the-shelf paper maps, with the value-add of user defined geography and content,” commented Dave McIlhagga, President and CEO of DM Solutions Group. “The result is single-run map production meaning our users can now produce unique maps that cannot be acquired anywhere else.”
Consumers can sign up today for a free account at www.mapsherpa.com.
About DM Solutions Group
DM Solutions Group has been exclusively focused on the development of web mapping technologies and solutions since 1998. As a leader in the development of open source web mapping technologies, the company has been able to implement over 100 highly innovative web mapping solutions within numerous vertical markets including real estate, health care, and fleet tracking.
DM Solutions Group is based in Ottawa, Canada.