Monthly Archives: April 2017

Faster map loading for large data sets

We released another improvement to allow maps to load and perform much better when clustering is enabled for large data sets.  Maps with over 100K locations now work, but still have some lag.  The overall improvement for the initial loading of the pins has been improved by up to a factor of 100.  Please note this is not for map creation, it is after the map has been created for others to view. 

We recommend limiting maps to under 50K locations.  While having over 100K will work and perform reasonable well.  Large data sets (anything over 3K locations) should have clustering enabled otherwise.  Maps with over 20K locations without clustering will render very slowly.

A few other bugs were fixed as well.

The EasyMapMaker Team

P.S. As always get mapping!

Map Styles to further customize maps

In advanced maps, we added 15 predefined maps styles (including the default).  In addition, you can create your own style using Google’s styling wizard (https://mapstyle.withgoogle.com/ ) or you can use a style found somewhere else.

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To create your own style select the custom style and paste the JSON data obtained from Google’s styling wizard or another site of your choice.

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The EasyMapMaker Team

 

Hide Points of Interest & Easier Zooming

We added a couple more features, fixed some bugs and improved other items.  The new features are:

  1. Hide Points of Interest – this will hide things like restaurant icons and other icons that are visible and possibly undesirable when zooming in
  2. Easily zoom in to a marker with the new zoom icon.  This should be present when an address is displayed.
  3. The paging buttons have been moved down towards the bottom of the page for maps viewed on a PC.

Enjoy the changes.

The EasyMapMaker Team

P.S.  As Always, Get Mapping!