Common Questions and their answers (FAQ)
You can add thousands of locations a day to your map. The limit is at least 10,000 locations.
Only 250 addresses at a time can be processed, after 250 locations geo-coding goes to a crawl.
Check out the sample video for how to map hundreds or thousands of items.
Once 250 addresses are done, save your map and a link to bulk-geocode will be shown . Click on this link and the locations will be automatically geo-coded in batches of 250 and saved for you automatically. Once all the addresses have be geo-coded the edit page will be loaded. With Google's free license it can take over an hour to process 5,000 addresses.
Another way to add a custom logo is to use advanced maps and upload a logo in the Customization section.
The default image size is 45x45 pixels and the replacement should ideally be the same.
Here is a snippet if you want to quickly make your own solution to get data from a database onto a map:Google database sample.
Mobile/tablet maps are also able to use location services when enabled.
Building and editing maps can be done on mobile and tablet devices, but it is not recommended and not supported.
To save your map as a pdf file, use google chrome or safari to print the map and save it as a pdf file instead of printing it.You can save your map as an image by taking a screen shot of your map (alt + print screen normally works; or try ctrl + print screen). Once you have a screen shot, you should be able to paste it into an image editing tool such as paint.net. The size of the map can be as large as your web browser window if you don't embed it. If you save your map as an image and want to convert it to pdf, you can use our image to pdf conversion tool
We use Google's geo-coder to translate an address into a latitude and longitude set of coordinates to be placed on the map.
Sometimes an address is not found and other times it can be placed where it should not be. The geo-coder appears to work very well in most industrialized countries such as the United States. If a location cannot be mapped, sometimes modifying the address slightly will get the address to work. If you only have a zip-code adding a country and state could improving the mapping if it gets placed in the wrong country.
Be aware that google's geo-coder is not the same as typing something in on Google Maps. Google maps most likely uses google's vast search capabilities to find out where a restaurant, store, address, and other places should be placed on the map.
The accuracy of the geo-coding can be viewed in the EasyMapMaker Accuracy column in the data (emm_acc). The following 4 values can occur:
ROOFTOPindicates that the returned result is a precise geocode for which we have location information accurate down to street address precision.
RANGE_INTERPOLATEDindicates that the returned result reflects an approximation (usually on a road) interpolated between two precise points (such as intersections). Interpolated results are generally returned when rooftop geocodes are unavailable for a street address.
GEOMETRIC_CENTERindicates that the returned result is the geometric center of a result such as a polyline (for example, a street) or polygon (region).
APPROXIMATEindicates that the returned result is approximate.
If an address does not have results, the address will be placed in the error table.