Reston, Virginia (PRWEB) March 08, 2012
MapMuse today announced the release of its 2012 St. Patrick’s Day maps, a series of interactive web maps that locate events and businesses related to the holiday. Included among the maps are topics such as St. Patrick’s Day Parades, St. Patrick’s Day Celebrations, St. Patrick’s Day Pub Crawls, Irish Pubs, and Catholic Churches.
“St. Patrick’s Day is celebrated worldwide,” says Mike Pilon, owner of MapMuse. “Whether people want to attend Morning Mass or drink Irish Car Bombs and join a parade, they’ll need to know where to head. That’s where we come in.” The St. Patrick’s Day maps are designed to make finding places of interest as easy as possible, and typically include helpful information such as contact information, background details, web links, and driving directions from any location. “Good data is our number one priority,” says Pilon. “User-friendliness comes in a very close second.”
Although MapMuse is better known for its Christmas and July Fourth locator maps, this year they’re making a big push to attract visitors over St. Patrick’s Day weekend (March 17th and 18th). Two of the maps they’re launching, St. Patrick’s Day Celebrations and St. Patrick’s Day Pub Crawls, have never appeared on the website before. The other maps have undergone comprehensive data updates to ensure their accuracy. “There’s nothing worse than showing up to a parade that doesn’t exist,” says Pilon. Although most of the data work takes place in-house, the events and businesses themselves also play a big role, as keeping their listing current helps attract more customers and revelers. Anyone with an internet connection can suggest changes to the maps; all crowdsourced additions and edits are vetted by MapMuse for accuracy and authenticity before going live on the site.
MapMuse, a small internet and app development based out of Reston, Virginia, has plenty of experience creating holiday themed maps. Other than the aforementioned St. Patrick’s Day, July 4th, and Christmas maps, they’ve got topical maps for everything from Groundhog Day to Bastille Day to New Years Eve. “Our goal is to be the one-stop locator site for anything and everything that’s even tangentially related to holidays,” says Pilon. “This year will be no different.”
For more information on MapMuse, please visit their homepage at http://www.mapmuse.com.