Category Archives: Maps

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!

Radius (circle) around each pin

Another great feature was added to EasyMapMaker due to quite a few requests.  We added the option on advanced maps to add a circle around all your markers.  You can either use one of our predefined values or set your own in based on your data.  This feature can be combined with pin labels to label the marker (and circle).  During editing the circle will move if you move the marker.

Adding Radius around a point

Adding Radius around a point

For a sample look at : Map with circles around the pins.

The EasyMapMaker Team

P.S. As Always Get Mapping!

Improved Security: Map Password Authentication

After numerous requests to make maps more secure other than having a random url, we have added the ability to protect maps with passwords over our secure site: https://www.easymapmaker.com.  The secure site no long has the option for public or private maps.  Maps will default to private.  If you add a password then that is an extra layer of security besides the url.  It also forces the use of our secure site to view or edit the map when there is a password.  Only our English site has map passwords for now.  If you forget your password, you can either change it with the browser (and computer) you used to create the map or through a link sent via email.

As always, get mapping!

The EasyMapMakerTeam

Map language setting in advanced map

There is now the ability to force the language in advanced maps.  It will default to google’s default, which probably right in most cases.

There is also error handling for the edit page to make it very clear when column headers have been added or removed and should not have been.  This will break the map.

As always, get mapping!

The EasyMapMaker Team.

Select map push pin colors

We are working on some great features.  Due to all the requests about changing the marker colors, we added a feature to do just that.  If you have a group selected, you can choose the marker colors you want for it.  There are up to 10 marker colors for regular maps and 20 for advanced.

We also added video tutorials on both map pages.  This should make it easier for you to understand how easy mapping is.

Enjoy!

As always, get mapping!

The EasyMapMaker Team.

Happy New Year

Welcome to 2015.  We are excited about some great features we plan to roll out in 2015 including custom images, more samples, video tutorials, exporting the map to pdf and image, and the list goes on.  We rolled out some great features in 2014 and added a couple basic tools.

One of ours goals is to make mapping as easy as possible for some great custom maps.

We appreciate all the feedback that was provided.  Also a big kudos to one user who found a lot of bugs!

Keep on mapping!

The EasyMapMaker team.

Happy 1 year anniversary!

A year ago today we launched EasyMapMaker to allow for complex google maps to be made from excel (and spreadsheet) data. It’s been a great year, and we appreciate all the feedback and bugs that we have been notified about so they could be squashed. One of our goals is to be the best, free, and easiest to use map making tool on the internet. We plan to introduce more features and better documentation and tutorials to meet our goal.

Some of great features we have added through the first year:

  • Data exporting
  • nearby filter
  • directions
  • mobile and tablet locator (seeing your location on mobile like devices)
  • kml export
  • css override
  • custom image logo
  • other user requested features.

We also added some basic documentation and added a FAQ for some of the common questions that have been asked.

We always appreciate the feedback.

As usual, keep on mapping,

The EasyMapMaker Team