1. Route card
- Route title must reflect the specifics of the route and contain 2 or more words;
- Cover photo must be a landscape orientation with a resolution of at least 828 on the wide side without any inscriptions;
- Description of the route shall briefly and interestingly tell about the main places and important features of the route. The optimal description size is 300-400 characters. The description text should not contain links and photos;
- Tags. Use 2-5 relevant tags from different categories. By them, users will be able to identify and find your route.
Note: this information is displayed to users when previewing the route in the directory and affects the decision to purchase and download.
2. Objects (bookmarks)
- Object photo – add a photo for each point in front of the text of its description. Choose landscape orientation photographs with a resolution of at least 828 on the wide side;
- Copyright on photos is required or posting photos with a CC BY license, indicating the author of the photo at the end of the location description (Cover photo: Gary Ullah (CC BY 2.0));
- Object description – tell the most interesting thing that you know about the object. The information should be relevant and engaging. Description text must be at least 150 characters with no links;
- When adding translations to other languages, check their availability in the descriptions and names of the route and each object;
- Minimum number of points: 10 – for routes with a track, 20 – without a track;
- Use the recommended icon styles to designate points from different categories.
Note: the route author is responsible for all photos and descriptions in the guides.
- Track name – mainly coincides with the name of the route and should be translated into all languages of the route;
- Track construction – try to track as close to the real route as possible;
- Real walking routes can be downloaded directly from KML/KMZ files through the MAPS.ME application and then opened in web-editor;
- A route should not contain more than 1 track;
- Do not leave “tails”. The track should begin and end at points.
The content of guides in one city should not coincide by more than 30%.
All information should be:
- Creatively different
The authors should be able to update data, correct and supplement the routes.
Avoid the phrases "I think", "I will show" and so on, it is better to replace them with those similar in meaning to the pronoun "we" or their literary synonyms. Avoid too formal and, to the contrary, colloquial vocabulary. Strike a balance between interesting and historical facts.
Your text must be correct in compliance with all the norms of the language: grammar, punctuation and spelling. If possible, send the text to a proofreader/copywriter for review.
It is not allowed to openly advertise your services or those of partners on the routes.
Guides design style
A route with track
- Track color – red
- Bookmarks color – red
- Bookmark icon – star
Guide without track
Color and icon depend on the type of object.