We decided to experiment and create some video tutorials in the hope they might be more effective instruction and better at getting the word out about what features exist in mapalist and how to utilize them.
We hope you find value in the first few we put out.
Per mapbox, here is some insight on geocode range (that I always have to google to remember):
Latitude and longitude are a pair of numbers (coordinates) used to describe a position on the plane of a geographic coordinate system. The numbers are in decimal degrees format and range from -90 to 90 for latitude and -180 to 180 for longitude.
For example, Washington DC has a latitude 38.8951 and longitude -77.0364.
In the spirit of Thanksgiving, we decided to ask Google for some interesting facts about Turkeys. We learned that turkeys can swim, that baby turkeys are called poults, and most importantly that in the fall turkeys eat bugs.
To that end, we primarily focused on fixing mapalist bugs in November. Here are just a few of the many bugs that our engineering team squashed.
Maps with more than 25,000 pins were not rendering well - fixed! The pin filter was ignoring the icon filter but not vice versa - fixed!Pin search was failing when the icon key was not visible - fixed!When an address failed the geocoding process, the process was stopping - fixed!
Also, in the spirit of the season, we’ve added some new holiday themed pins.
Boo! October is now behind us and, in the spirit of Halloween, we have a number treats (in the form of new features) to share. Dropping a ton of pins on a map can be powerful. At the same time, it can make a map cluttered and at times unwieldy. To that end, we’ve enabled the concept of pin filtering as well as pin toggling. Give it a try on your active maps...we think you’ll like it. But that’s not all when it comes to pins! Many of you have asked about resizing pins - requesting the ability to make them bigger or smaller based on a specific use case. Pin size configuration is now live and in the wild allowing you to start small (as low as 50% of the standard pin size) or go big (up to 300% of the standard pin size).
We get a fair number of questions about printing maps. To that end, we’ve added a print button to the manage maps page and map view page. We’ve also hidden some footer information upon print to make things look a bit cleaner.
September was another fantastic month in terms of feature development. The majority of our focus over the last 30 days or so was on improving the user experience associated with map creation. The process has been simplified and streamlined through a lot of work on the back-end. There are now fewer steps and error messaging/handling is a heck of a lot better a well. Please give the new map creation wizard a try...we’re pretty sure it will change your life!
Oh, and while you’re at it, feel free to select 1 of the 9 new kitten icons available. So cute!
In other news, we now provide granular visibility into your map views - when each view occurred and the associated IP address in addition to the location of the viewer (nicely visualized on a map of course).