Monthly Archives: July 2013

Embedded Maps, KML generator (for google earth)

Unfortunately, there were some bug and features we didn’t get to.  Our latest release includes an updated email with KML for Google Earth and embedded map support to host maps on your site.  The map alias feature has improved as well.  After saving the map, an alias can be set for it.  Previously this could only be done in the edit page.  The original url will work, along with the alias.  There was also an issue of not clearing out aliases when maps were removed.  This should be fixed as well.

To embed a map to a webpage, simply put it in an iframe with the your as your map url, set the height and width to some desired values and your map should be sized correctly.

The KML for google earth should get automatically generated from your data.  This allows EasyMapMaker to be a great tool to convert data into KML and you can see the data differently as well.

The EasyMapMaker Team

Privacy Policy

EasyMapMaker does not share personal information other than what is needed to render maps via google. We only collect information that is necessary for you to access and use our services. We do not store any of your data until you save your map. You can delete the data and map at anytime. We will only look at data if requested to troubleshoot a problem. Other user information such as an email addresses are optional to save or use a map.

EasyMapMaker does collect information in our log files such as page views and ip addresses. EasyMapMaker may release personal information if required to by law, search warrant, subpoena, court order or fraud investigation.

In addition to the EasyMapMaker privacy policy, Google’s privacy policy (http://www.google.com/privacy.html) applies as well.

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Map limitations

We were recently made aware that only 250 addresses can be geo-coded (converted into latitude and longitude coordinates) with a reasonable speed at one time with the google free api.  One possible work around for this is to copy the data from the table/text area and refresh the page after geo-coding stops.  Another solution is to go to the edit page and paste the spreadsheet data so another 250 items get added.  Currently maps are limited to 2500 geo-coded addresses per day per user ip address.  We are looking at getting a business license, so these restrictions will go away.  The number of points on a map is limited to 100,000 but most browsers have issues trying to display this many points at one time, so we recommend using clustering.

Enjoy mapping,
The EasyMapMaker Team.

Official Release of our Mapping Solution

We are pleased to announced the official release of the beta version of EasyMapMaker.  Our mapping software allows almost anyone to take spreadsheet or other excel like data and make a custom map.  The software was designed based on potential needs of real estate agents with the ability to filter data based on certain criteria.  Our mapping software allows for the creation of maps on a computer and visibility on other devices such as smart phones and tables.  We plan to improve our documentation, demos, features, map performance, and other things users want.

In addition to mobile maps, we offer clustering, searching, filtering, categorization, detailed descriptions of the markers along with the ability to hide or show data (in our advanced maps solution), on map directions, clustering of dense markers, and the option to show data on the page.  In addition to bug fixes, we have some great plans in the future, such as kml export support, route planning and batch directions, and many other things that should make for some amazing location based displayed.

We hope to offer our free map creation and hosting solution as a great alternative to many of the more expensive offerings.