Best way to share maps online

As this project evolves, there will be two main ways that maps will be published:

  • As volumes online (CreateSpace)
  • As individual maps

Currently the individual maps are stored on Flickr as it appears to have the best system for displaying the images that make up the maps.

I have two Flickr accounts, one for rail photos (enzedrail) and one for general photos (kahukowhai). In order to keep with these two accounts and the best usage of the resources, I plan to proceed by using enzedrail only for the maps, and kahukowhai for everything else. This actually makes a lot of sense, since the maps really need their own site, while the other rail photos should be amalgamated with the rest of my photos.

As of today enzedrail’s photo albums will be reorganised. This has been done with the map albums being renamed with the region they are in and grouped by the region. So that looks quite good, and I have uploaded some new map sets as well.

It will take quite a while to shift the photos across to kahukowhai.Fortunately I have found a free FlickrDownloadr application to download the albums one at a time and then they can be uploaded one at a time through the upload page. Since Flickr decided to charge for their Uploadr tool, I was tempted to sign up for a Pro subscription for long enough, but have decided to manually upload as the downloader only brings down one album at a time anyway.