Free maps pin accuracy

Free maps will stop using Google’s geo-coder.  The geo-coder turns addresses into latitude and longitude coordinates to place on a map.  Google’s geo-coder is very, very good (especially compared to much cheaper alternatives), but Google has eliminated their free license. The result is maps created by free users will not use be as accurate for […]

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Number pins and fixed pin numbers

Pins can automatically be numbers 1-99 when there are less than 100 visible pins on the map or the set of data contains less than 100 pins.  To enable pin numbering enable “Show Numbered Pins” (see image below).   Fix numbered pins can be enabled if numbered pins are enabled (above) and there is a […]

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Add Search box on mobile devices

The search box does not show by default on smart phones due to size issues.  This can be added by clicking on ‘Show Advanced Options‘ then view the ‘Search Box Customization‘ section.  There is an option to enable the search box on mobile devices as seen in the image below.

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Change (or set) the map starting point and zoom

The starting position and the zoom level can easily be set when creating or editing a map.  There is a Custom Zoom & Center option to allow the zoom level and center position of the map to be set (or changed). To Change either the zoom level or starting position when the live map is opened: […]

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Changing the font or styling the map

The font and other css properties can be overwritten using your own css file. Add the following parameter to your map: css=<url>. An example is: https://www.easymapmaker.com/map/58890adb2af63457f31769e607d7501f?css=https://www.easymapmaker.com/cssoverride/hideimg.css The url must start with either https:// (preferred) or http:// and the url must exist to be included. To change how the map itself looks (hiding roads or changing the […]

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Add photos to marker (pin) popup description

Photos can be viewed in the marker description when there is a url provided in the data.  Our sample 1 has an example of this.  The images can also be seen in the description text below the map. If a url to a photo is present, the “(website) Image” option can be set to use […]

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How many locations can I add to a map?

Free version 250 addresses can be added to a map with the free version Pro 1,500 addresses can be added to a map with the pro version Premium 15,000 addresses can be added to a map with the premium version Enterprise 30,000 addresses can be added to a map with the enterprise version Premium Big […]

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What countries are supported?

We support the same countries as Google.  If your country does not appear in the region drop down, you can add a country column in the data and make sure the country drop-down is using that. Google maps supports the countries found on their mapcoverage page. The region option gives a preference to a certain region […]

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Zoom In Search Box (odd search behavior)

When creating an map there is an advanced option called ‘Zoom In Search box‘ that is visible when ‘Show Advanced Options‘ is clicked..  The default behavior is to zoom into the items that match the search query.  In some cases this might not do anything if the items in the search query are spread out […]

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Why are addresses mapped to wrong location or not mapped at all?

We use Google’s geo-coder to translate an address into a latitude and longitude set of coordinates to be placed on the map. Free accounts no longer will use Google’s geo-coder.  Instead a version of the open street maps (OSM) geo-coder is used.  For improved geo-coding accuracy, it is recommended to sign up for a pro/premium/enterprise […]

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