Why Maps Are Important
For centuries, humans have relied on maps to understand our place in the world, where we’ve been, and where we want to go. We believe maps can spark imagination by empowering the curious with new perspectives and horizons. Through maps, we can experience new ideas, visit places we’ve never been, and discover insights to better prepare for a changing tomorrow. For those who seek and who yearn to discover, let us be your guide.
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Frequently Asked Questions
We care about creators’ rights, so Maps.com only features maps we have express permission to cover. In addition to maps that we own rights or licenses to, we also highlight maps in the public domain.
All that said, we want to feature your maps. If you own a map that you think would make for a great post on maps.com, submit it for consideration here. Our submission portal walks you through the required information and the permissions you grant us to write about and feature your map. Maps submitted to Maps.com are not shared with any other entities or domains, including Esri.
Maps.com does not license or grant rights to reuse and repurpose maps. Please contact the original creator of a work if you’re interested in using their content.
Yes! Maps.com is always looking to partner with organizations and individual creators to feature their work on maps.com. Our stories always link back to the original maps we’re covering and clearly acknowledge the owner/source of a given map. With millions of unique visitors annually, Maps.com can help your work reach an even wider audience. You can contact us here.
Maps are ubiquitous today in a way they’ve never been before. But as the volume and velocity of maps inundating our screens and social spaces increase, maps are often taken for granted. Maps.com is founded on the principle that maps have a transformative power to help people understand and see something they may not have noticed in another medium. Simply put, we love maps. And we hope you do too.