My photo of the Rialto Bridge (above) taken on my honeymoon has been included in the newly released sixth edition of the Schmap Venice Guide. Does this make me a published photographer?
Schmap is a leading publisher of digital travel guides for 200 destinations throughout the United States, Europe, Canada, Australia and New Zealand. More than 90 million Schmap Guides have been downloaded since first release in March 2006: this phenomenally popular series can also be browsed online, with versions optimized for iPhone and Nokia users
The innovative technology behind Schmap Guides lets end users publish schmaps (to share trip itineraries, local reviews and more), and powers a popular range of Schmap Widgets, syndicating more than 6 million maps a month – together with content and event schedules for travel, sports and concert tours – to a fast-growing network of websites and blogs.
To be fair, I had never heard of Schmap until they contacted me about submitting my photo for possible inclusion in the latest guide to Venice (they had found it via Flickr), but it looks like a really interesting concept.