Great Condo Floorplan Site Goes Dark

When we were looking for a condo downtown, the absolute best resource online was Les Twarog and Sonya Peterson’s condo directory, which contained the floorplans and descriptions of every building downtown. It saved me hours of running around and wasted research. Whether you’re renting or buying, it was an excellent resource.

However, I just heard that because of the actions of some unscrupulous bandwidth and content stealers, they’ve had to take the maps offline.

Here’s what they’ve posted.

Notice to all users of our floor plan section

We’ve had problems with some people downloading our entire map and floorplan section and posting the info on their own sites . So until we can fix the problem of this abuse we’ve had to shut it down. We don’t have a problem with other agents or Buyers & Sellers using the info for their own reference but we do have a problem with people copying the info and creating their own websites with it. All the floorplan & floor plate info is copywritten and we are trying to come up with a solution so it can’t be copied. Last month alone we had excessive band width download costs of $1500 over & above our regular charges (130 GB was downloaded).

You can thank a few well known realtors who are doing this massive downloading. Sorry for the inconvenience to all who have not abused the site, not sure how long it will take to get this sorted out. Keep trying back often.

I hope they tell us who the other well-known realtors are who are doing this. They should be outed for forcing such a great resources to be taken down.

And if you can help protect these images or get them cheaper bandwidth, contact Les and Sonya!

1 Comment so far

  1. cheaper (unregistered) on March 26th, 2006 @ 10:48 am

    Oh man, there are so many cheaper bandwidth options than that! 130 gigs is nothing, they are being ripped off!

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