How We Expand
Bullet Points With Illustrations
- Someone sends you a link to Apartment Maps.
- You think this site could save time for you or your store. But you look it over and discover we don't have any complexes mapped in your area.
- You figure out you can have the apartments you deliver to mapped fairly quickly and that you can earn credits against your subscription if you help do the mapping.
- An independent driver can earn credits for him or herself
- A store can earn credits for itself at a different rate (See points 11 & 12 below)
- You add names and addresses of your local apartment complexes to our database.
- We create PDF aerial maps of those addresses and make them available for download from our site. (See Scenario 1, below)
- You select one or more addresses and download the PDF map(s) for them. Stores should handle this instead of leaving it to their drivers.
- Downloading a map places a lock on it for a week. No one else can beat you to mapping and claiming credit for it. But you lose your lock in a week.
- You (or your store's drivers) physically mark up the map(s) to show where streets, building numbers, and perhaps apartment numbers are within the complex. Create whatever incentives make sense to you to involve your drivers. (See Scenario 1, below)
- You scan or photograph the marked up map and upload it to our database.
- We create an improved, stylized map from your drawing and publish it to our site. (See Scenario 1, below)
- Independent drivers who participate in this process will get free access for one month for each map they submit. If they submit 5 maps, we give them free access for life.
- Participating stores will get free access (for all their drivers) for one month for each map they submit. If they submit 20 maps, we give them free access for life.
- Updates to maps earn the same credit as new maps.
Scenario 1 - Add New Property
You add an address to our database. We create an aerial view or map for download from our site, like the following:
You download and print this map and mark it up, something like the following (the more details you supply, the better). Then you scan or photograph the page and upload it to our site:
We create a stylized map from the image you upload and give you credit for it against your subscription:
Sometimes, apartment complexes are completed in phases, so the maps we have for them might need to be updated a time or two. In this case, you would add the name and address as an update, rather than as a new map. Following is a series of images showing an update of an existing map on our site.
Scenario 2 - Update Existing Property
New units are added to a property that we mapped sometime previously:
You add it to our database, and we create a new aerial map. You download and print it:
Using the map you printed out, you mark it up, something like the following, to show us the edits we need to make:
We create a stylized map from the one you upload. Then we give you credit for it against your subscription:
Note: We do not pay cash in lieu of credits against your subscription.