Create a Large Poster Map with ZeeMaps

In the following video, we show the steps to create a 4 feet by 4 feet customized poster map with ZeeMaps, suitable for printing and hanging on walls, etc. As with any map images, you need to experiment a bit with the map area and size to get the image that you want.

For world maps, due to the projection and aspect ratio used for mapping, it is best to go with a square image.

Always try a bigger size than what you need to get more information on the map.

 

Map with Markers on the Same Location

Sometimes you may have a map with markers on the same location, e.g., different offices in the same building. When we plot the markers for such maps, the multiple markers stack on top of each other, so it is hard to understand that there are multiple markers in the same location.

We’ve introduced a new mechanism that will label multiple markers on the same location with English alphabets: A, B, C, etc. When you see marker with an alphabet letter on it, you’ll know that there are multiple markers in that location.

When you click on the topmost location, the markers will cycle through so that the next click will bring up the marker below.

For example, the following map has a couple of locations with multiple markers. You can click through them to see how the markers change.

The labels are added when you set the Settings -> Markers -> Label overlapping markers option in your map.

The labeling works only with the normal size Google Maps teardrop markers. If you have customized your map with special marker icons, or set the map to show small markers, the labeling won’t work in those cases.

This is also an easy way of determining if you’ve accidentally mapped the same location multiple times.

You can remove the labeling by dragging-and-dropping the topmost markers to tease them slightly apart.

Here’s a short video showing how to get the markers to rotate.

Better maps in mobile browsers!

Happy New Year!

ZeeMaps now has significantly improved map display in smartphones and tablets.

Point your mobile browser to your map URL, and a specially crafted simpler mobile map will show. (Try our sample map.)

In tablets, there is an option to see the full map, in case you need to make additions or changes to the map. Ability to add markers from mobile browsers, and other interesting features, are coming soon.

Please let us know if there’s something that doesn’t work as expected.

Numbered markers in print images.

ZeeMaps now supports numbered markers in print images. When you get a print image, using the Print or Share → JPEG Image or Print or Share → PDF Image, you can select a checkbox to number the markers in the image.

There is an additional charge of $9.95 for numbering markers in an image.

As always, please remember to Preview your image before ordering, as the final image will look like the Preview and not like the interactive map.