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Happy 2016

Happy New Year!  The previous year was a great year since we fixed some bugs and added some great features.

Despite our silence, we aren’t going anywhere.  We hope to add more great features in 2016 including:

  • Selectable marker colors
  • password protected maps
  • automated map updates
  • high resolution map printing
  • zip code code boundaries
  • multi point routing and route optimization
  • More video tutorials.

Thank you for all the great feedback.

As always, keep on mapping!

The EasyMapMaker Team

Map printing and save your map as a pdf file

With another great feature request comes another feature.  We added support for printing your map and saving it to pdf.  With clustering this only works nicely with Safari and Chrome.  To save your map in pdf go to the print menu (on your web browser) and save it to pdf instead of printing it.

In the longer term we have already started working on saving the map to an image or a pdf file with a mouse click or two.

As always, keep mapping and keep the suggestions coming.

The EasyMapMaker Team

More Features and improved map making videos

We got Albert to make some new videos for us with much better audio quality.  Thank you Albert!  The videos include the following:

  1. Making a basic map  (watch video)
  2. Making a map with more than 500 markers (watch video)
  3. Making an advanced map with custom pins, filtering, data exporting, distance filtering, and a custom logo (watch video).

A couple of features that were added are:

  1. Ability to move a single marker or all the markers that are at the same location.  This can be turned on/off at a whim.
  2. Now select the color for clustering when you add your own markers.

As always, keep on mapping!

The EasyMapMaker Team

 

More great features

We finally released some more features that were asked for including:

  1. Upload custom images
  2. Upload a custom logo
  3. multi-select filters
  4. Up to 20 different marker colors (for advanced maps).

See a sample map with the features at sample customized map

There were also some minor bugs that were fixed.  In addition, there is a new option that allows the zoom to be limited.  The default for the search box was also slightly changed.

Please let us know if you see any bugs.

As always, keep mapping!

The EasyMapMaker team.

Numbered marker pins

We added an option to have numbered marker pins.  This can be helpful if you have data listed below the page.  They will be numbered 1-99 when there are less than 100 pins available on the map.  If you have more than 99 items, filters or grouping can get the number down.   To add numbered pins, simply check the ‘Show Numbered Pins’ check box.

There were a couple other minor bugs that were fixed as well.  We have had some requests for customizations, including custom markers.  This is at the top of the list.

Enjoy and keep on mapping!

The EasyMapMaker Team.

Custom logos, data exporting, search improvements

As requests for features came in and bugs were noticed, we decided to add more great stuff to maps.

There is now the ability to add a custom logo in place of the EasyMapMaker logo. In your map, simply add a logo parameter with an encoded url to the logo you want to use. For example: http://www.easymapmaker.com/map/58890adb2af63457f31769e607d7501f?logo=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.easymapmaker.com%2Fcluster_images%2Fsemi_opaq%2F45_blue.png

In addition, a feature was added to advanced maps that will allow data on the map to be copied. Simply select the Export Data checkbox and you will see a link below the map that will display a form with the data when clicked. The data does not update as the map is updated, so you need to manually refresh it my clicking a link.

Various bugs were fixed as well, including issues with searching, marker pin labels, and paging on the marker bubble (description pop-up).

We have more great features planned including document, pdf and image export, and general pdf and image conversion tools.

Keep on mapping,
The EasyMapMaker Team

Marker pin labels, mouse overs, css overrides

We just released some great updates and more bug fixes.  One change includes css overrides.  To take advantage of this great feature, add ?css=<encoded_url_to_css_file> to the map url.  Here is an example with a modified description font: http://www.easymapmaker.com/map/58890adb2af63457f31769e607d7501f?css=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.easymapmaker.com%2Fsamples%2Fsample.css

A label can now be added to the marker pin, the length is limit unless a css override is done to it.  The default color is the same color as the pin.  Another great feature is showing the title on a pin mouse over.  There were some font changes, which may not be such a good thing in this case.  A ‘big’ bug fix was the unnecessary scrolling for the marker information window that pops up.

A new tool was also added to support url encoding.  Please check out: http://www.easymapmaker.com/tools/url-encoder.html

More updates to come.

As usual, keep on mapping.

The EasyMapMaker Team