A website where you can make and share your own maps
www.sketchmap.co.uk is a unique website where people can quickly create and share maps. It’s designed to be easy to use – so there’s no logging-in and no special software or training is necessary. Users can simply sketch a map and share it in seconds.
With just a couple of clicks users can add layers of information to their maps. These layers are grouped under various headings including ‘heritage’, ‘boundaries’, ‘contours’ and ‘RSPB’.
Sketchmap's features include:
- six different drawing tools, including a fun freehand ‘sketch’ function
- four different map backgrounds including Google and Ordnance Survey
- ‘copy link’ function for sharing maps
- PDF option for printing
To create a map users simply go to the appropriate map location, choose a background, then draw, write or add symbols. Clicking the ‘copy link’ icon allows them to paste a link to their map into an email or to Facebook/Twitter etc.
To view a map users click on the link. If they want to make any changes they can unlock the map using the ‘padlock’ icon. This new map can then be shared using the ‘copy link’ icon.
The ‘Your Google Map’ feature allows users to custom colour and style every feature on a Google map.
Sketchmap provides the tools to quickly and easily make fun, useful, interesting and informative maps.
To learn more about sketchmap and create your own maps visit http://sketchmap.co.uk/