Recently I got a Flickr mail informing me that a photo that I had on my Flickr account had been shortlisted to appear in the next edition of Schmap guide for Birmingham.

I personally had never heard of this schmap website so was intrigued. There about page says

Schmap is a leading publisher of digital travel guides for 200 destinations throughout the United States, Europe, Canada, Australia and New Zealand. More than 90 million Schmap Guides have been downloaded since first release in March 2006: this phenomenally popular series can also be browsed online, with versions optimized for iPhone and Nokia users

The innovative technology behind Schmap Guides lets end users publish schmaps (to share trip itineraries, local reviews and more), and powers a popular range of Schmap Widgets, syndicating more than 6 million maps a month – together with content and event schedules for travel, sports and concert tours – to a fast-growing network of websites and blogs.

The company’s latest releases, Schmap Enable and, go to the heart of the current mobile internet revolution, allowing websites and end users to share mobile friendly maps with their visitors.

Schmap’s rollout has earned a plethora of favorable reviews, with media accolades including TIME, Washington Post, International Herald Tribune, Discovery Channel, National Geographic, PC World, CNET News, Lifehacker and TechCrunch.

Founded in 2004, Schmap is privately owned and based in Carrboro, North Carolina.

After a bit of look and play around on there site which I can see being very useful especially if you don’t know the place, so i allowed them to proceed with there shortlisting process and waited.

It took a couple of weeks but I received another Flickr message from the Schmap website informing me that my photo had been selected and that it was live on the Birmingham part of there website.

The photo in question is this one that i took when visiting the Autosport international event earlier in the year at the NEC

schmap autosport aston aston martin

Schmap Autosport Aston Martin

So my picture is now live on there website it goes to show what you can do with a cheap small digital camera, Take a look at the website oh and have a look at my Flickr account and tell me what you think.