Now you can add items to Tech Comm on a Map yourself

A smart colleague showed me how to tweak the data source for Tech Comm on a Map so that I can allow data entry via a form, and moderate each entry before it appears on the map. This means technical writers around the world can add items to the map directly, instead of  asking me to do it via a comment on this blog. Too cool!

Would you like to add a conference, society, group, business, or educational course to the map, or some other titbit that technical writers will find interesting?

Use this online form to add an item to the map.

Any items you add will be saved for moderation, and will appear on the map once they’ve passed review.

Background info

Tech Comm on a Map puts technical communication titbits onto an interactive map, together with the data and functionality provided by Google Maps. Read more about Tech Comm on a Map or see it in action.

Tech Comm on a Map

About Sarah Maddox

Technical writer, author and blogger in Sydney

Posted on 2 May 2015, in Google Maps, tech comm on a map, technical writing and tagged , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 4 Comments.

  1. Hi Sarah,

    What about updates? I ask because my company, which is listed on the map, has just moved to a new location and I would like to update the listing.

    • Hallo Mark
      For updates, add a comment somewhere on my blog and I’ll do the update. (Automating this would be a good next phase of the project.)

  2. Hey Sarah, I am not sure if you know of ContentHug, a list of manually curated daily updates on ‘content’. I worked on a list of relevant events too as you can see it

    Although each event has its own details for location, organizer and event itself, including the map, I am tempted to hack this global map concept to show all events in the single view 🙂

    • Hallo there to the ContentHug team
      I hadn’t seen your site before. Cool! If you like, you can embed Tech Comm on a Map into your site – there’s some useful code on the overview page. That would be an opportune moment to add items to the map using the new form described in the post. Let me know what you decide.

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