Two more mind map galleries have sprung up in recent months, which give you convenient and free places to share your maps:
MindMapPedia gives you the freedom to upload your maps, no matter which mind mapping software program it was created in. You can also upload image scans of hand-drawn maps. Any map that was found in the library can be viewed, downloaded, edited and used for your own needs. If you decide to improve upon a map that you downloaded from MindMapPedia, you can make your changes to it and then add your Version to a "history line" – a visual representation of the various editions of the map. That sounds like a cool way to collaborate, because one can see what has happened to each topic and sub-topic by comparing an older version with the newest one. What’s also neat is that the site appears to be able to extract the topics and their relationships into a text-based outline, which instantly creates some potentially valuable "meta data" for each map file.
BiggerPlate.com is focused on providing a map sharing space for MindManager files. It offers a map library that is searchable by keyword, tags and categories. When you upload a map to share, the site automatically generates a preview image. Also, you can rate others’ maps, a feature which may help you to zero in on the most valuable maps, as judged by your peers. When you upload maps, you can designate them as password protected, something that MindMapPedia doesn’t appear to offer.
Both sides are excellent sources of inspiration for what others are doing with mind maps!
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