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Upcoming in August

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Hello Cartographers!

Welcome to the first monthly "Upcoming in ..." post! These monthly updates will keep you up to date with all planned features and changes that are coming to CartographyAssets!

Asset making competition

The deadline for our asset making contest is nearing! Be sure to submit your entry!
You can win a brand new Wacom tablet!

Click here for more info

New features

Licenses are becoming more and more popular and we want to help both making the whole thing easier to understand and also easier to navigate.

Our focus will be on two aspects of licenses:

  • Templates
  • Filters

PDF Templates

You might already be familiar with our CA-Licenses (CAL), but to make the whole thing a lot easier we will make template pdf-files available for Creators to fill in and include with their assets. This will hopefully save them some time and also make it easier for the end-user to keep track of the various licenses.

Filters

License filters will be back in August! You can expect a filter to filter assets with various license types. An extended license filter that makes it possible to filter on all aspects of the license (attribution, commercial use etc.) is also being worked on.

Website speed

We have noticed that the website is not consistent in loading time and can often be very slow. We are working on resolving this issue and are also looking at possibly moving to a better host with more capacity to bring you lightning-speed load times from anywhere in the world! 

Known bugs we're working on

  • CreatorsHub not full-width
  • Creators page assets too large

What do you think about the upcoming updates and features? We'd appreciatie to hear your opinions and feedback in the comments below or on Discord!

Welcome back!

Hello and welcome cartographers to the new version of CartographyAssets!


I know, I know, it's been a while now, so I know you cannot wait any longer to download all your assets, so I'm keeping it short.

For the last couple of months, I have been working hard to update the platform to allow Creators to sell assets on the platform directly. Sadly that didn't work out all that well on the platform we had, so I decided to completely rework the platform from the ground up. Something that took a lot of effort and time, but I am certainly proud of the result.

So, what has changed?
For starters, Creators can now sell assets directly on CA via the Creators Hub, a place where they can find and do everything they need in one place. Creators have a fully working ledger book, invoice system, statistics and more.

Please keep in mind that not all creators have checked their asset pages yet, some information may not be correct. If it looks like the page hasn't been touched yet, contact the creator for license information.

But normal users also have a lot of new stuff, for example: there now is a brand new mobile version, a better search engine, our very own license system, a wishlist, place for maps, asset idea box and more! New filters will also be added later down the line, but we need to do a bit more work for that, so stay tuned!


I hope you all like the result and continue to use and support CartographyAssets in the same way you have been from the start. Thanks for everything and enjoy the amazing assets posted by the community!

To use your old account, simply reset your password.

If you find some bugs along the way, please report them to me over at Discord!

Creators: How to get started

Step 1 – Reset your password

Use your old username and/or e-mail and reset your password. (https://cartographyassets.com/my-account/lost-password/)

Step 2 – Register as a creator

All creators can sell assets and maps, but we also want to ensure that they are legit persons and not scammers. Therefore we separated them from normal users.

Creators have their own creator / store page, which must be set up. This is done by first applying via the “Become a creator” page. You do this using your old username and/or email rather than making a new user. Let us know if you want to change your name to something else.

https://cartographyassets.com/become-a-creator/

Step 3 – Set up your page

After registering, you will be able to set up your page. Add stuff like a banner and profile picture, and some basic details like a support email if you are planning on selling stuff. If you are a company you are expected to also enter your VAT-ID and/or Chamber of Commerce number in the store settings and invoice settings.

It is recommended to dedicate an email account to CA.

Step 4 – Your old assets

You may use https://old1.nexoness.com/ at any point for reference.

Assets can only be linked to your account once you are officially a creator and must be done manually by us. When you are registered as a creator, we will link your old assets to your account, and they will be visible to you in the Creators Hub under Assets. We already imported as much as we could for you, all you must do now is check your assets and fix any errors we made and change some settings.

Please contact me (Nexoness#9141) on discord when you have set up your Creator account so that I can transfer your old assets to you. (also mention your username)

What you want to check and keep in mind:
  • Check if metadata such as category, tags and license information is correct.
  • Check if the correct file is linked to your asset.
  • Tags and descriptions are now very important for the search engine. We recommend you have at least 5 tags and a good description.
What you need to do:
  • If you had multiple files you must add the missing files yourself.
  • Add some example images and, optionally, update your icon with a higher quality one.
  • Some descriptions may require touch-ups.

Asset rules

The following rules apply to all assets and maps:

  • Only upload content made by yourself.
    • If this is not the case, you must be able to show that you have permission from the relevant author / copyright holder.
  • In order to keep licenses simple, we ask you not to upload content from multiple creators in the same asset, upload them as different assets instead.
  • Content does not infringe, violate, or misappropriate any third-party intellectual property rights, including copyrights or trademarks.
  • Users must be able to tell what they are about to download so include a picture as an example.

If you want to post content not made by yourself, you must get permission from the relevant author / copyright holder. We require at least a form of written permission from the relevant author / copyright holder with verification that it was written by them.

Please contact us beforehand to ensure that everything is being covered.

Selling assets on CartographyAssets.com

Creators now have the ability to sell assets directly on CartographyAssets, a few rules and aspects apply:

  • Assets must be of sufficient quality and must have:
    • A full description
    • Example images
  • You can only sell your own work.
    • Attempts at trying to sell other creators work will result in a permanent ban and access to the platform will be restricted.
    • Depending on the laws that apply you may also face legal trouble for selling other creators work.
  • CartographyAssets team actively checks the content to ensure people get what they pay for and that all content is in compliance with the rules and law.
    • We do not use the content for our own personal use or manually distribute it.
  • You may upload different types of the same asset in order to sell different types of licenses, please post these in the Licenses category.
Important notes on selling assets

This platform and its features are provided for free; I do however have costs to cover. I have worked together with creators, users and other partners and heard your feedback which has resulted in a 10% cut on assets sales to cover the various costs ranging from legal administration to hosting costs.

In return, creators get detailed reports on their financial statistics, orders and more. There is also an invoice system, ledger book, balance, order statistics, taxes, support system and inquiries.

To provide such a robust platform for creators I had to register a company in accordance with Dutch law. The company is fully registered and operational and is called Innozoom.

  • Chamber of Commerce number: 78093783
  • VAT-id: NL003285205B89

If you have any business-related questions, please contact [email protected].

Please be aware that you are the seller of your work. It is up to you to enable settings like taxes, fill in your VAT-ID or other information if your government requires you to do so.

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