Our Common Ground Fair map is live!

Hello all,

We’re happy to announce that our latest interactive map is live! In late June we arrived in Unity, Maine to meet with the Maine Organic Farmers and Gardeners Association (MOFGA) to create an interactive map of the Common Ground Country Fair. The Common Ground Country Fair is an agricultural fair in Maine that hosts 600+ vendors and 60,000 visitors each September at the MOFGA fairgrounds. We worked with surveyor data and the fair organizers to gather all the information we needed to create this map. The main purpose is to create a visual portal for individuals to experience and explore the Fair before, during, and after the Fair.  After many weeks of designing and coding, the website is live and open to the public. Check it out here and let us know what you think! For all you mobile device users, check it out on your tablet or smartphone to see your current location.

We would love to hear your thoughts on the project. Feel free to leave comments and we will get back to you right away!


Ross and Marty


6 responses to “Our Common Ground Fair map is live!

  1. Wow! Next month will be my first visit to the Common Ground Fair. Up until now it has been only a blur in my mind. The interactive map is a great introduction for me, providing first a conceptual framework for the extent of the whole and second, a guide for prioritizing the sectors I want to visit. Crafts will head the list, and gardening will be a close second. Thanks!

  2. I can’t wait for the Common Ground Fair! This will be my first visit and I’ll love having your map to guide me. Thanks


  3. Nice map. Works well on S3 Android. Looking from Belfast & didn’t see my location. Any plans to link to navigation so folks could use this map to drive to the fair?

    • Thanks, Jim! We actually removed the location awareness a couple of days ago because we tried it out at the fairgrounds and there is not enough cell service there to have any sort of accuracy with an error of less than 200 meters.

      Your thought about the navigation is a good one. At least for this version we don’t have any plans to include driving directions, but that it one of the ideas on the table for next year.

      We’d love to talk with you if you stop by the Maps for Good booth — we’ll be located right next to the information tent on the edge of the Common near the main building.

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