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The Benefits Of Using Interactive Maps For Real Estate Agents

Did you know that the North America Skyline Illustration is an interactive map? Over the last few years, mapping technology has come a long way to provide people with a different experience when they buy a property. For real estate agents, the interactive map can be used as a creative storytelling tool that will connect with people from all over the world.

The real estate industry heavily relies on in-person interaction between the buyer of a property and the property itself to be able to close a sale. This process is really slow because the participants have to align their schedules or travel great distances to view a property. Property buyers have to see the property before they make a purchasing decision. However, with the development of interactive maps, the process of buying and selling properties has drastically changed.

Interactive maps have gained popularity ever since Google Maps was introduced to the public. Compared to augmented reality (AR) and virtual reality (VR) that can manipulate the view of a property by rearranging furniture or allowing a virtual walk through the property, interactive maps are more user-friendly.

Interactive maps can enhance the buying experience because they will get a sense of where the property is located relative to each other, how the roads and terrain look, and whether the location satisfactorily meets the requirements. Out of town buyers who have historically been at a disadvantage in the sales process are now on even footing with local buyers.

Out of town buyers need no longer travel far to view the property and understand the lay of the land in the area of interest. More meaningful relationships are created between the real estate agent and potential property buyer by adding high value content to the interactive map. Information can be accessed by a buyer by simply placing the mouse over a hotspot.

Map illustration is unlike regular maps that are used as navigation tools. For example, the North America Skyline Illustration has buildings that have been designed with artistry and creativity. Because the map illustration is also an interactive map, a hot spot will show a photo and text when you hover the mouse over it.

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Original 1926 Illustrated Map Of Hundred-Acre Woods Sold In London City

The original illustrated map of Winnie-the-Pooh created in 1926 was auctioned at a record-breaking price of £430,000 in London City.


Hundred-Acre Woods

The hand-drawn map by E.H. Shephard was sold at Sotheby’s in London City features famous characters such as Christopher Robin and Winnie-the-Pooh himself, as well as popular landmarks like Eeyore’s Gloomy Place and Bee Tree.


Shephard’sillustrations helped popularized the book by English author A.A. Mine.


It Started With A Book

A.A. Mines first published Winnie-the-Pooh in 1926, a collection of short stories about the anthropomorphicteddy bear also known as Pooh Bear. The House at Pooh Corner then followed it in 1928. In 1924, the author released a poem about Winnie-the-Pooh in the children’s book called When We Were Young, and more works in Now We Are Six in 1927. The same person who made the record breaking  London City illustrated map—E.H. Shephard, created all the illustrations.



Winnie-the-Pooh was inspired by the author’s son’s teddy bear. The son himself, Christopher Robin Mine, was the inspiration for Christopher Robin. The other well-loved characters such as Eeyore, Tigger, Kanga, Roo, and Piglet were based on his toys as well.


The name Winnie came from the Canadian black bear that they used to see at the London Zoo. Winnie was named as such after Lieutenant Harry Colebourn adopted him. He was named after the man’s hometown, Winnipeg, Manitoba. Pooh was the name of the swan that they met when they were on a holiday.


The Bear In The Red Shirt

Winnie-the-Pooh and his friends first appeared in color in 1932 thanks to Stephen Slesinger. He bought the television, merchandising, recording, and trade rights to Winnie-the-Pooh two years prior for $1000 in advance and 66% of his income. In 1940, Agnes Bush made the first plush Winnie-the-Pooh toy featuring his red shirt.


Worldwide Popularity

Due to its popularity, the books and its characters were widely accepted throughout the world and have been translated into many different languages. One notable translation was Winnie ille Pu by Alexander Lenard in 1958. Two years later, it became the only Latin book that was featured on The New York Times Best Seller.


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