Worldmapper Webhosting Support

£485 of £1,000 goal

Raised by 25 people in 26 days
The new Worldmapper cartogram platform Worldmapper.org  was launched in April 2018 during the 125th Anniversary Conference of the Geographical Association in Sheffield (UK) where we presented a totally redesigned online platform and the first 125 new maps. By now we have doubled the content on our new website, and keep adding new maps on a regular basis.

The new website is proving more popular than ever before. Unfortunately this has led to repeated server outages in recent days since the fresh new design and functionalities have considerably increased demands on the webserver that is hosting the Worldmapper homepage.
With this GoFundMe campaign we want to raise the necessary funds that pay towards the running costs for an upgraded server that we would like to switch to to allow more reliability of Worldmapper while it keeps growing, and maintain the archive as well.

In recent years we have put a lot of spare time effort as well as personal finances into the website, so that we hope that you are happy to show some appreciation by donating a small amount towards upgrading to a more powerful webserver that will help us solve some of the issues that we have encountered recently, and will allow us to keep Worldmapper up and running.
We are hosting the website with HostEurope who has been a reliable partner of the Worldmapper platform for many years. An upgraded server costing up to 720 GBP a year would be an ideal solution for us to make Worldmapper capable of growing more and also keeping the map archive alive that still gets millions of hits a year. Your donation could help us covering setup fees as well as financing the server for over a year.

Your help and support - as small or large as it may be - would really make a difference in allowing us to keep Worldmapper going as an educational resource for everyone to enjoy.
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We have successfully switched Worldmapper to a new (and no longer shared) webserver at our webhosting provider Hosteurope. After some initial glitches the website is running very stable.
Now help to make this crowdfunding effort fully successful so that we can finance the new webserver for the next 1-2 years which will give us some breathing space to work on more maps, new material, and other exciting things.
We just crossed the 300-maps mark and are currently at 307 maps on the new website!

Thanks for all your help so far, and please keep donating and spreading the word. We still have a way to go until our crowdfunding is successful!
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We have completed our work on the first series of regional maps by transferring all gridded population cartograms from (almost) each country of the world to the new website.
Also, the total number of maps on Worldmapper has now grown to 306!
Keep telling your friends (and enemies) about Worldmapper and our crowdfunding campaign. We need every help we can get.
Worldmapper Regional Maps
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We have made over 1/4 of our crowdfunding goal. Thanks for all your support so far. Let's keep the momentum going and tell all your friends, colleagues, followers and everyone else about supporting us. A new webserver will help us to keep Worldmapper going.
And it's growing all the time: We are now at 279 maps!
279 maps...and counting!
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