I would like to create a website with an interactive map of the world that allows the user to access content I've uploaded through a user friendly content management system.
Here is an example site to give a rough example:
As you see, the user is able to zoom into the map and click on a pin or marker on the map signifying where I have uploaded content.
However, it will look more like this (site may be having technical difficulties at the moment though):
http://nbim.no/en/Investments/holdings-/holdings-and-voting/ (although we don't want Flash - maybe a simple JPEG or something else)
As you see, this map is much simpler than the first one and allows you to access multiple layers of content.
The map should be designed in a very creative way. It should be a very simple, yet creative, depiction of the world, without much detail (we don't want to see country names or details of each country, even when zooming in)
We want a content management system (maybe wordpress or something else) on the back end which allows me (the webmaster) to log in and post any type of content: excel files, photos, articles, links, etc. associated with a specific location on the map. So the user should see a pin/marker on the locations where I've uploaded content. Once they click on a pin in a country, a box should pop up with categories of available content (perhaps the names of specific industries or sectors within that country, for example), then once they click on a specific sector or industry, another layer should appear with all the available content in that category.
Additionally, we want 3 levels of access to our content. At the highest level, a logged-in user can access all uploaded content on the map. On the second level, a logged in user can only access some content. And as a regular web user (without logging in) the user should see an even smaller set of content. When I am uploading content in the system, I should be able to specify which level of users should be able to access it. (And i should, of course, be able to specify which country it should fall in, and specify the categories within that)
There should also be a search bar which allows the user to find any content I've uploaded (based on the associated tags we've set)
Please let me know if you need more details, as this may not be as clear to you as it is to me. I look forward to seeing examples of your work so that I can get a sense for how capable you are of creating this. I am not set on a budget so please let me know how much you think a fair quote is. I look forward to working with you!
P.S. I will handle hosting and all the other website elements - I just need help with this map + content management system as described above.