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Mapping the Metrics of Mapping: Putting Africa on the Map

Screen Shot WordPress Top Views by Country

Screen Shot WordPress Top Views by Country

One of the things that I like about the WordPress platform is the statistics that it provides for me to see who is reading my blog.  I love stats: if you can measure it, then you can make it better.

Kind of like I like our ISO certifications at Williams & Heintz Map Corp. The processes make us keep track and measure everything:

  • We are ISO 9001 certified for “Cartographic Production, Large Form Cartographic Printing and Specialized Map Folding” to provide better product with greater consistency and quality.
  • We are ISO14001 certified; we have developed, and maintain an environmental management system to continually improve our environmental performance. The processes and materials that we use to create quality maps and charts are continually monitored to reduce our environmental footprint and to decrease the pollution and waste.

Anyway, about the WordPress stats, I can be pretty obsessive. I am pleased to see that WordPress now has a view by country panel.  The best thing about this view is that it is in the form of a map! So far the MapPrinter blog has been viewed by people from 40 different countries.  No views from Africa or China yet.  How can I fix these big holes in my map?

UPDATE:  One week after posting about Africa, tagging and using Africa in the title of the post, I now have views from 5 countries in Africa:  Egypt, Ethiopia, Morocco, South Africa and Uganda!  I even received a request for a map printing quote 🙂

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