It is always a challenge in every community to find ways to promote your local businesses so they are easily found while also providing information about each individual business. Past options were printed maps, brochures, signage and stopping at the local convenience store to ask directions.
Introducing an Interactive Map where we are able to show online to anyone searching what a community has to offer. This map provides a Google base platform that allows you to actually map out the businesses in a community. An example is the Main Street Fort Dodge map that Spin Markket + Digital recently developed to do just that.
The map outlines the businesses in the area with pin markers that can also be personalized. Categories are set up to provide the viewer an easier way to find the businesses they are looking for. It also will only show the categories you specifically select for easier viewing as well.
Next comes the additional benefits. Each business can personalize their location with photos, video and selection of where they want their business linked back to. Reviews automatically show when you hover over the pin.
Some additional added value examples can include adding an Event category, a Street Closed or Under Construction category to identify streets that are closed for construction, and Potential Rental and For Sale properties.
The link can be added to any digital platform such as Websites, Apps, and QR Codes. Adding more links to the Interactive Map improves the online presence of the map and the locations in the map.
Other applications of the map are tourism sites, community events, infrastructure projects in communities, businesses that want to highlight projects that they have completed, realtors listing sales and open houses, and economic development areas and projects.