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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.