Map Pins with Labels

You can label your map pins, using up to three characters from a field value on your map. For example, you can label your map pins with store numbers, for a store locator map.

First, create a map with your location list. Make sure you have one of the data fields that contains the labels that you want to put on your pins. The field value may be as long as you want, but only the first three characters or less will be used for the labels.

Set the Labels
To set the labels, go to the Map Settings page (menu item Map -> Settings) and then click on the Markers Display tab. In the drop-down for the “Label markers using field” select the appropriate field and hit “Save Changes”.

Set field for pin labels


Your pins should now be labelled using the field value. Note that the labels will only show with larger pins and not if you have your markers set as small pins.

Postcode Finder for Australia, Interactive

We’ve added the ability to highlight and find postcodes in Australia. You can highlight postcodes, or find postcodes that are within a specific area on the map.
“Postcodes are used in Australia to sort and send mail to the correct address. All postcodes in Australia have four digits and are placed at the end of the address. Australian postcodes are managed by Australia Post.” from the Wikipedia article on postcodes in Australia.

Highlight Postcodes in Australia

To highlight one more Postcodes in Australia, use the Additions -> Highlight Regions -> Zip (Post) Codes -> Australia Postcodes menu item on your map.

Select Additions -> Highlight Regions -> Zip (Post) Codes -> Australia Postcodes
Menu item to highlight postcodes

In the resulting dialog, enter one or more four digit postcodes separated by commas or spaces. Specify the color for the highlighted area and the boundary and hit Submit.
Highlight Postcode in Australia Dialog
Dialog to highlight a postcode in Australia

For example, here’s a map with postcodes 0872 and 6440 highlighted.

Postcode Finder for Australia

To lookup postcodes that are in a specific area in Australia, use the Additions -> Highlight Regions to define your region. Then, use the menu View -> Lookup Zip (Post) codes menu item and click on your highlighted region. That should show you a list of all the postcodes that fall in the given region.

Postcode Finder for Australis
Postcode Finder for Australia

 

Enable street view on your maps

Paid subscribers can enable street view on their maps.
Use the Map -> Settings menu to get to the Map Settings page.

Map Settings menu
Map Settings Menu item

Once on the settings page, go to the tab for Map Display and then check the box that says “Enable street view on map” and hit submit.
 
Enable Street View
Enable Street View on your map

 
You need to be a paid subscriber for the street view to be enabled on your maps.
For example, here’s a sample map with Street View enabled:

Adding Concentric Circles on a Radius Map

ZeeMaps makes it easy to add concentric circles on a radius map.
To add your concentric circles, create your radius map, and click on the menu item Highlight Regions -> Circles.

Menu item to Add Circles
Add Circles to a Radius Map

This should give you a dialog to specify your circles center, and enter multiple radiuses (separated by commas or spaces) for the circle in miles. Customize the fill and boundary color specifications and Submit. For example, in the following dialog, we have specified a set of five concentric circles centered around Paris.

Radius Map with concentric circles
Specify concentric circles for a Radius Map

To specify the center for the circles, you can either select the location by clicking on the map or enter the geographical coordinates as latitude and longitude (decimal format).
We did this on our demonstration map, Visiting Austin, by creating concentric circles around the hotel that someone might be staying in. The interactive map resulting from this, is shown below:

Once you have added concentric circles, you can modify them by clicking on any of the circle. You can change the radius of the clicked circle by dragging one of the empty dots on the circumference. To modify the center of all the circles, drag the center of the clicked circle. Finally, you can change the fill or boundary of all the circles by changing them on the clicked circle.
The circles will show on print images as well. For example, here’s a small PNG image from the map that we created above.

Attractions within five miles of hotel
Attractions within five miles of Hotel

Highlight administrative areas in map of Australia and France

We’ve added the capability to highlight states, cities in map of Australia, and states, counties, cities in map of France. Since France does not use states, counties and cities, we’ve approximated them with Regions, Departments, and Communes, respectively.
For example, to highlight the state of Queensland in map of Australia, create a map and then click on the menu item Additions -> Highlight Regions -> States. In the resulting dialog, select Australia as the country and then Queensland as the state. Customize your boundary and fill color and hit Submit.

Highlight the state of Queensland in Australia
Highlight the state of Queensland in Australia

This should add highlight Queensland in the following map of Australia:

Here’s the same map with Paris Department (county) highlighted: