This week, Pinterest has launched new feature that Pinners can pin location on the map, Place Pin, which is designed for combining uploaded images with the utility of an online map, and easily share with others. It includes extra details like address and phone number for people to easily reach the contact for detailed information.
Some boards with Place Pins maps have be created for Pinners’ reference, and here is one of the sample maps of The World’s Best Festival:
Map Reviews: 4/5 Stars
There are points that we like the map:
- Map colors and style: Since we have already get used to the standard color and styles of Google Maps, we need new map style to inspire us, and this Place Pins Map provides different map colors and font styles from the Google Maps.
- Pin’s boxes with the image and external link are being located on the right side of the map for providing instant information after user mouse click the related pin on the map.
We like the map though there is still a suggestion towards it: It would be more user-friendly if “Home” button is available for resetting to default map view.
As we have mentioned in the above paragraph, there are many world maps created in default map color settings and styles, which actually can be edited in map editors without programming or complicated steps. You can manually edit the all the color settings (e.g. roads, transits, lands) by creating a Styled Google Map.