We are pleased to announced more great improvements to easymapmaker.com. Data can now be filtered based on location and distance with up to 999 km or miles from any location. This allows for any map to be used a store locator (the search box can also be used to find the nearest location). This is only available on our advanced maps. To enable this feature, be sure to check the directions check box. When the map renders, there is a more options image in the top left corner that will allow a left panel to be displayed. When results are displayed below the page, the distance can be displayed next to the listings and results are sorted in order by distanced. Another change was made to our filters. The dynamic feature can be turned off so the list of available items to filter on remains static. This was how easymapmaker.com was initially designed, but we wanted to also allow excel like filters.
In addition, we made some fixes to issues with Internet Explorer. There are likely other issues, but we tried to get the low hanging fruit. Other bug fixes include adding more locations to the edit page.
We have plenty of more great features in the pipeline and plan to offer some tutorials and more information on how to use our service, as well as to make it even easier. We know this will be a challenge.
The EasyMapMaker Team.
P.S. Get Mapping!
As we try to continue to improve our service, we try to fix bugs and add new features in a timely manner. Unfortunately it was a few months since we got to some great updates and fixes.
Some of the bug fixes include map editing. Now all the data from the modified spreadsheet can be pasted and the original geo-coded address will automatically map to addresses that have not changed. This is a great feature to geo-code 250 items at a time and add up to 2,500 item to the map per day. There were also issues with removing pins from the map and always generating the KML. Now KML is optional. In addition there is an option to allow the mouse wheel to resize the map.
The filters, which can be set on the advanced maps, have been modified to be dynamic and the available filters should change based on the available data as other filters are selected. This will allow filters to behave similar to filters in excel (all on your own custom google map).
Finally, some information pages have been built to help explain some of the features included in our service. We have some great things planned including easier map management, tutorials, a FAQ, and more great support to map your data easier.
The EasyMapMaker team
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.