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The 52nd SMBTS- “Maps & Social Media aren’t the best match” -The Delhi Chapter

Maps and Social Media aren’t the best match or are they? The 52nd Social Media Breakfast discussed the pros and cones of integrating Social Media with Maps. The members gathered at Sagar Ratna, Janak Puri west, at 8:30 AM to attend the 52nd Social Media Breakfast, sponsored by, a Compare Infobase Limited project. The MeetUp from the very beginning of the discussion was apprehensive about this union.

Members who present for the MeetUp were Kaushik, Daman, Anushka, Kartik, Sunil, Radhika, Neha, Saumya, Priya and Nivesh.

Members at the MeetUp

Following points were of great significance during the course of discussion:

* A wide range applications available to incorporate maps on to Social Media.

* Social Media can give better reach to organizations that deal with sales of maps.

* Mapping industry in India is revenue oriented.

* Mapping is not just done for the end users but also for other corporate identities for their decision-making process and market research. A Fan Page dedicated to mapping solutions creates a large scope not only to popularize the brand but also to crack a lot of B2B deals. For example MapXL Inc. has a Fan Page

* In Indian context it’s difficult to inculcate a culture wherein people refer to maps, since individuals prefer personal references to referring to maps. The exploring and adventurous nature is less in Indians compared to westerners.

* Maps can end the company in a legal soup, since maps have to feature updated and accurate information. Sensitive areas cannot be made public. Social Media will spread the word swiftly; hence chances for legal implications can be fast, and heavy.

* Mapping is a huge investment, since it requires surveyors to penetrate into nook and corner of a geographic region. But if companies come up with maps for common people with their interests featured, that would be a really good scope. Shared this on to Social Media will fetch the company great deal of publicity.

* It is the cost and usage that keeps the integration away.

The 52nd session concluded with the members agreeing on the usage of maps can be restricted to marketing and publicity purposes and not for mass sharing on Social Media. Specific applications can be used for sharing purposes. The are apprehensions regarding fallacious or sensitive information going viral.

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– Priya Chandrakanth
Corporate Communications Executive
Compare Infobase Limited.

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Quantcast says its 784 for!

It is celebration time as was ranked 784th on Quantcast last Friday, its highest feat ever! now surpasses,,,, and is becoming a favourite among the masses as it provides not just a 360 degree mapping solutions but also travel related services, bookings and exhaustive travel information; information on Stock Market, Financial Institutions, World Economy, Corporate Finance, Investment and Finance, and an online store ( that spreads before its users a wide range of maps and map related accessories.

Compare Infobase Limited is proud of and the team of employees whose perseverance is highly appreciable.
And on Friday, 25th March, it was celebration time at Compare Infobase Limited. The entire team of was ready for the bash!

Here is a picture tour…

The Mapsofworld Team

Kapil munching on chips, as Ankush looks at him

Neerja, Komal and Premila enjoying the fun!

Fries and smiles!

Khushbu taking a bite

The Trio behind it all Simar, Sharad ji and Mani

About, Your window to the world, has been conceived, designed and owned by Compare Infobase Limited, and managed by MapXL Inc – which represents the portal in the global market. Since its inception in 2003, has grown phenomenally – in terms of information as well reach. It has been serving quality maps of 192 countries ranging from political, physical to varied thematic maps and free downloadable maps.

With a staggering 70,000 pages of quality content and over 8000 maps, the site attracts over 190,000 visitors every day and has a Quantcast rank of 784. Apart from maps, it has a dedicated section on USA maps, covering its cities and counties and provides maps in various languages like German and Spanish.

We are globally renowned for mapping solutions and authentic information on a plethora of relevant topics. This user-friendly portal offers a comprehensive range of information about the world in the form of easily understandable map images. Besides being a treasure trove for all kinds of global maps, also provides ready-made and custom maps for publishing, data sets, GIS services and content development services across all industry segments.

– Priya Chandrakanth
Corporate Communications Executive
Compare Infobase Limited.

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