This great new feature allows any layer, be it a point, line or polygon into a pushpin layer with the click of a button. For lines and polygons the centroid of the feature is used. We’ve also added clustering which groups overlapping pushpins into clusters, this stops the map from being completely obscured by pushpins in layers with a high density of features. It’s extremely quick and I’m sure and I’m sure it will make a great addition to your map!
Mouseover Feature Highlight
Add an extra level of interactivity to your maps with the feature highlight. As the user moves their mouse over the map the underlying layers will be highlighted, this is a great way encourage users to interact with the map and explore the underlying data. Once again it couldn’t be simpler, adding a mouseover feature highlight is just a single click.
As if attribute search and advanced search queries weren’t enough, we’ve now added address search. Just plug in an address anywhere in the world and off you go. Our address search is powered by OpenStreetMap and MapQuest as we wanted an address search that everyone could use, not just those searching for locations in Europe and North America. It even works great here in Phnom Penh, Cambodia!
We’ve been making some pretty big tweaks under the hood to make everything a even more nippy. Firstly tiles now load more quickly, especially in the administration panel where the tiles are being drawn in real time rather than retrieved from a cache. We’ve also improved the speed of the search, the print and the highlighting of features when using search of identify.
We are continually tweaking things to make the experience even more user friendly, this is an ongoing process and we have rolled out several big improvements in this release. The most notable is the new Map Features button. Now all advanced map functionality, such as password protection, search, print, pushpins etc can be activated in one place, using one simple form. Controlling your map features, couldn’t be simpler.