’s Print-on-Demand Map Marketplace has launched a print-on-demand map marketplace called, naturally enough, Map Marketplace, which allows independent cartographers to submit and list their maps for sale on’s site. The press release describes the venture as “a for the mapping industry” — but, unlike CafePress, this does not appear to be for nonprofessionals, but for cartographers seeking a distribution channel for a product that might not otherwise be economically feasible to publish. There is a review process, after which prints and distributes the map and keeps 70 per cent of the sale price. It will be interesting to see whether this enables any new maps to be published. Via Very Spatial.