Who are we?
We are GPS mapping enthusiasts formerly from of GPSMappers.net and Malsingmaps.com. Our senior mappers (Sunn & OngCC) and regional mappers (robo, gerkeng & fancheng) form the core of this community. They spend many hours each week to update our maps based on feedback from MFM members.
We have an ever increasing group of Polygon Mappers
. These members draw colorful polygons to fill up our maps, making MFM maps more informative and attractive.
Our Valued Contributors
are located all over West Malaysia and Singapore. They patrol the cities of their residence to report errors and new roads or points of interests.Our philosophy and objectives
We strongly believe in updating GPS maps and sharing it with members of the public. We do this as a hobby. We do not look forward to any monetary reward. Our own satisfaction plus appreciation from satisfied users are ample reward for us.
I also believe strongly in a community which treats everyone especially newbies nicely. Everyone is supposed to have fun with their gadgets and hobbies. So there is no point being hostile to those who are less familiar with online forums and forum etiquette. MFM values its active and contributing members more than its maps.Our relationship with Malsingmaps
The senior mappers had formerly shared their maps under Malsingmaps. All contributors are members of both communities. We see Malfreemaps and Malsingmaps as two similar community providing free and updated maps to the public. The difference is merely the philosophy of their mappers. However, both community's mapping activities are independent of each other. You are encouraged to send your map feedback to both forums.
On March 14, 2009, we found out that Malsingmaps provided Garmin with our data to compile their Garmin-Malsingmaps. We found many traps which we hid in our maps to identify them. These traps could be found in Garmin Malsing NT 2009. Please read the details
. Following this discovery and Malsingmaps' brazen claim that the data should be theirs, we no longer consider Malsingmaps a mapping community.Our mapsFree
MFM maps are released in a variety of formats. Most used and most popular are our map Garmin-formatted maps, MFM mapset
map. Our weekly Garmin map release attracts thousands of download each week.
Our Papago-formatted map, MFM-Papago
, are gaining popularity thanks to more advanced navigation features and value for money Papago devices. We also release our Papago map weekly.
Thanks to the effort of the people behind www.map4me.net
, MFM is able to release maps that support Magellan devices. MFM-Magellan
is the latest MFM map offering. Hopefully it will give outdoor enthusiasts another choice of GPS devices.Our source data
We will rely on original source data posted by members at our MFM forum to update our maps. We will also rely on residual contributions under our old GPSMappers.net forum. In addition, mappers map with their own source of data.
If the source data is posted at other websites, mappers should obtain consent from the owner of the data to use them.
MFM is proud of its original work. We DO NOT
accept data copied from other sources and take a very serious view against members who submit data that is not originally his/hers or data which is copied from other source.
Members have to agree that the IP of all contributed datas in the forum is belong to MFM.How we finance this site and community
We receive donations to our hosting fund
from generous members. Currently, we are using more than 200GB of bandwidth a month. Our primary site hosting package costs RM150/month. We had added another hosting package costing RM33/month to increase our bandwidth capacity to 600GB.
Our map compiler is obtained free courtesy of its author. We are very lucky for that because the compiler costs US$750. There is no significant cost requirement other than those listed. Furthermore, many members have offered donations to support this site. Financing this site is not a worry