A common need in web mapping is displaying images in the feature popups, or provide links to online resources such as PDFs, documents, spreadsheets and so on.
This enhances the usefulness and contextuality of maps, allowing you to have photos of dealerships or location photos of work request, or links to feature-specific documents such as tax records, floor plans, approval letters.
We recommend using Amazon's Simple Storage Service (S3). It's a perfect solution for this task as it offers customizable, static URL paths which make dealing with large number of linked resources much, much simpler.
However, for the uninitiated, setting up AWS S3 buckets can appear rather daunting. Luckily, we've written a tutorial that shows you step-by-step how to set up an S3 bucket of your own to host your map resources.
This map shows the 30 most photogenic places on earth, using Mango's custom popup editor to display images stored in an AWS S3 bucket in the feature popups.