FileMap is a free website to add files to different locations on map for sharing. Basically, it lets you share a specific set of files, links by placing them on any location on the map. And then you can share that location with the other person who you want to share those files with. For security reasons, it even allows you to password protect the uploaded files to prevent them from being accessed by anyone. You can choose any point on earth and then upload your files there. However, the limitation of this website is that the uploaded files will only remain on the server for 4 days only.
FileMap is a very unique service that you can use to share your files with others. A perfect use case of this website will be in selling property. You can attach the photos and other relevant files of the location of the property that you want to sell and then share that with the buyer. And the buyer can access those files by simply searching that place in the map. For using the map to find and upload files, both the users will have to use the same website.
Using this Free Website to Upload Files to a Geographical Point for Sharing:
Using FileMap website to share file is really a piece of cake. Just drop your files on any location on the map and you are done. It is an open source service as well and its source code is available on GitHub. You can use that if you want to set up its own instance.
Just go to the homepage of FileMap and then select a location on map. After that, click on a point and blue tag will appear. Now, that location is selected and it will show you the address of that location at the bottom of the page.
Now, you can upload your files and links there. Scroll down the page and then you can click on the files text box and drop files from your PC that you want to share. Next, if you want to share some lines then you can add them in other text box. Next, specify a name to identify the container of files on the map. And then you can specify a password as well but that is optional.
Now, you can share that location with anyone whom you want to share the uploaded files with. When the user opens that location, he will see blue balloon with the name that you specified while uploading the files. And if you specified the password then the color of the balloon will be red. The end-user can select that balloon, enter the password, and then access the files. Simple as that.
In this way, this simple and unique website works to help you share your files online. Without creating an account, you can securely share files, links with anyone you want. But you will have to remember the location where you uploaded file as currently it is not able to find the file container on the map by name.
I really like this file sharing service for its functionality and uniqueness. In the past we have covered online file sharing services, P2P file sharing software, and secure file sharing services. But FileMap is very different one and that’s why I thought to write about it. So, if you want to try this peculiar file sharing service then this post will help you.