All content found at Staring at Maps is ©Megg/Staring at Maps 2016

If you have ANY questions, doubts, or confusion concerning proper use of my material, please contact me first at staringatmaps [AT]

If you’d like to hire me, have me guest blog, or provide products or services for me to review, I also accept these inquires at the email address above.

Creative Commons License
Staring at Maps is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 Unported License.

What does this mean?

If you want to use any of my work in any way, you must give full credit to me and must adhere to the conditons below.

“Giving full credit to me” means you must clearly print that the material is from Staring at Maps and/or Megg of Staring at Maps and you must clearly provide a link back to the specific URL on my site that the material is from. Proper attribution looks like this: “Photo by Staring at Maps.” Improper attribution (which is therefore in violation of my copyright) would be something like this: “I found this photo here.” The link back to Staring at Maps must be a link that works, i.e. if you click on it, it brings you to my site; writing out the URL without a working link is not enough.

Photos: All of my photos are hosted by Flickr and the same Creative Commons license is listed on each and every photo. If you wish to republish one of my photos, you MUST give full credit (see guidelines above for what “full credit” means). The attribution with the working link must be either directly above or below the photo. Make sure the attribution is clear (i.e. a clear, readable font, a font size that is the same or within 2 pts of the one used for the rest of the text on the page). Please also include the title of the photo along with “Staring at Maps” and/or “Megg of Staring at Maps” when giving attribution. IMPORTANT: The URL you link to when attributing the photo must be to the specific URL on Staring at Maps! When you grab a link to a photo through Flickr, it automatically links to the photo at Flickr. This is fine (and like I said, automatic) but make sure your caption/attribution links to the post of Staring at Maps with the photo, not the Flickr page. You do not have permission to alter my photos in any way, i.e. cropping them, reversing them, using them in black and white if they are color photos (and vice versa), etc.

Posts/Text: You may NOT republish any text from the posts and pages on Staring at Maps in their entirety. If you wish to reference any of my text, you may use quotes, but you MUST give full credit (see guidelines above for what “full credit” means) directly before, directly after, or within the same paragraph of the quote. It must be clear that the quoted text is from Staring at Maps. Again, the working URL must be to the specific URL (not just the homepage) that you found it on.

None of the material found on Staring at Maps may be use for commercial purposes. This one should be pretty straightforward. It means you do NOT have permission to use any content of this site if you would in any way make money from it. If you’d like to use my work for commercial purposes, you may contact me at staringatmaps [AT] and we can discuss possible usage and payment.

You may not alter, transform, or build upon any content from Staring at Maps. See specific conditions and guidelines for using photos and text above for more clarification of what this entails.

Finally, if you have any questions at all about usage of my work or about the information listed above, by all means, please contact me. Again, my email (written in anti-spammer form) is staringatmaps [AT]