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Even easier to make a custom google map

More improvements were made to EasyMapMaker.com.  You can now drag and drop your excel file into the form or use the traditional copy/paste method.   Another great change is the ability to edit and resave the map from both the map create and map edit page.  The map is now wider as well.  This should make EasyMapMaker the best place for creating custom google maps from your address data!

The latitude and longitude coordinates are now longer displayed in the table.   We wanted to make sure we were in compliance with google’s terms.

As always, get mapping!

The EasyMapMaker Team.

 

Excel data export and Google Maps directions

We added a coupe new features.  One feature is the ability to export the data on your map directly to excel.  This is automatically added if you have data exporting enabled.

Another feature is to use google maps directions.  There is a ‘Google Maps Directions’ option for this.  It should open up either the google maps app or a page in a new browsers.

As always, keep on mapping!

The EasyMapMaker Team

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.