Mapsonline has been around for a number of years, although it may well be new to many surfers. One of the first on-line map retailers from the '90s (hence the name), the site has been off-line for a number of years but finally returns in a totally new guise. We hope that Mapsonline as it now appears will be a place where you will not only find shopping for maps a pleasure, but will also enjoy spending time just browsing or maybe even contributing to our blog. In the future we hope the site may become a sociable place where people can talk about their travelling experiences and inspire others to follow in their footsteps. Wouldn’t it be great if that’s the way it turned out... Of course, nothing is ever exactly the way you want it at the beginning of a story, and so it is with Mapsonline. If we had our way, it wouldn’t go live until it was absolutely perfect and stacked to the gunnels with every map and guide you could possibly imagine. But the world is not a perfect place, as all travellers know, and I guess that’s what makes it interesting. We hope the same is true of Mapsonline! Over the coming weeks and months, we will be adding to the site and refining what is already here. No doubt, we will never be satisfied but our hope is that you will enjoy it – whatever shape it’s in! Please bear with us.