Create a Community in 5-easy-steps

A Map Your City community is simply a group of people mapping and telling stories together – like your company, organization, city or town. You can follow or join a community – or – create your own. Start your experience by downloading the Map Your City app.

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I want to create a new community - what do I do?

When you create your first community on Map Your City, you are placed on the Essentials Plan for a 15-day no obligation trial. There are many awesome features to take advantage of during the trial, and it also gives you a great chance to poke around and get a feel for the product.

I am owner of a community already - what's next? 

Here's your online Userguide for Organization Owners. Bookmark this Map Your City 101 - It is where you set up your community for success in 5 easy steps. It's also where you learn all there is about creating better location experiences and be smarter about promoting in with help of the Marketing Playbook. 


Know what you want? Skip the line and check the steps you need to know more about.

  1. Set up your Dashboard and Profile
  2. Using the Form Builder
  3. Managing your Locations
  4. Adding your Organization to Locations
  5. Inviting Your Community

Common questions

I have set up my Organization - what else can I do?

Now that you are all setup - the advanced tricks in the Storymapper Marketing Playbook help you be smarter about your location marketing and get the most out of Map Your City. Such as how to master sending push notifications, creating great blogposts and landing pages. Flip through the Playbook to gather the info you need or read it from front to back.

How can I manage multiple communities?

If you are an agency managing multiple client accounts and looking to create multiple communities and multiple maps for them on Map Your City - managing each of them is quite easy. Read more about it here

Do I need to be a registered business to create a community?

We've designed the feature to create a community on Map Your City for communities of businesses, professionals and organizations. Professionals or business owners working in experience, accommodation, festivals & event, food & beverage, heritage & architecture, workspaces, fashion, sports & gear and transport or transit industry will get the most out of creating an Organization on Map Your City. We do not request a business registration number when signing up.

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