The Story Mapping App for explorer.land has two applications. First, it can be used for geolocalized story posting. As a registered explorer.land user, you can use the app to create your own geolocated news posts and publish them in your project presentation at explorer.land. Secondly, the app includes a newsreader. After installing and opening the app, you can read and follow all published news and browse the photo galleries. You can also subscribe to the news stream of selected projects.
Financial support by sponsors is essential for many reforestation, agroforest, and conservation projects. With the Sponsoring Module, we implement a feature, that enables organizations to transparently show the contribution by each sponsor in terms of impacted area, number of planted trees, and financial contribution. For marketing and transparency, sponsors can be listed and receive an exclusive sponsor page.
Besides the Mobile Story Mapping App, a mobile web app is has been developed. It will allow all mobile devices to access explorer.land including mapping views and perform the map-content interactions.
Embed your explorer.land maps into your organization and sponsor websites.
Status: Planned release June 2020
Embedding of maps will allow a seamless integration of the explorer.land map views into the organization websites, Organizations and sponsors can add beautiful interactive maps directly into their web presence and increase their communication quality with geographical transparency.
Status: Planned release July 2020
The goal of this feature is to integrate custom Call-for-Action buttons that can link to custom web sites.
Whether you are running your fund-raising campaign, you want people to sign up, or simply direct them to your organization’s website. All this requires a prominent call to action button that can be placed at the right location and initiate action.
Status: Planned release
The current map layer module will be upgraded to a multifunctional Map Layer Engine. There will be 3 essential improvements:
1. Besides Bing and Mapbox base layer maps, we are going to integrate further base layers to increase the availability of high-resolution and cloud free maps.
2. The backend includes a self-service to up-load custom high-resolution raster maps, e. g. drone orthophoto maps.
3. A “before” and “after” feature will allow the overlay and transition between aerial photo maps at different points in time.
Show the evolution of your project over time. Thanks to an interactive timeline, the visitor will be able to travel through the project history, discover the many stories it has to offer and understand the positive impacts on the landscape.