Changes to Bulk Uploads: Introducing pay-per-use pricing and removing 10,000 markers limit

Due to increased cost from our service providers, we need to start charging for large data uploads (> 500) to ZeeMaps. At the same time, we are removing the restriction of 10,000 entries per map.
Each map will still be eligible for up to 500 entries upload for free.
If your upload has more than 500 entries, you may require credits for the upload to succeed. Credits can be applied to any map in your account. The total number of entries in your map, after an upload, cannot exceed the number of credits you have purchased.
If all the maps in your account are below 500 entries, you do not have to worry about purchasing any credits. This new policy does not affect your maps.
If your upload has more than 500 entries, but contains rows with numerical geographical coordinates (latitude, longitude) for each marker, you do not have to worry. You do not need to purchase any credits.
If your upload has more than 500 entries, and you want to bulk upload entries through CSV, Google Spreadsheet or copy-and-paste, without geographical coordinates, you will need to purchase credits for your uploads to succeed. The number of credits that you purchase must be more than the total number of entries in all your map after the upload.
Individual additions through the Add Marker interface do not require credits, even for large maps.
As an illustration, if you have a map with 1,000 entries and you delete and upload 1,000 entries on the map regularly, you need to purchase credits for only 1,000 entries. You can do any number of delete-and-uploads on that map, as long as the total number of entries after an upload does not exceed 1,000.
To purchase credits, you will need to register and sign-in with ZeeMaps. The Sign-In/Register link can be found at the top right of the ZeeMaps Home page and your map page. Once you have signed-in, then go to your map and click on the Account > Upload Credits menu item to purchase credits.
Credits do not expire. You just have to keep your total map entries below the number of credits that you have purchased, for future large uploads to succeed.
Please let us know if we can assist in any way in your transition to the new policy.

Automatic Marker Categorization from CSV, Spreadsheet data

We now provide automatic marker categorization through copy-and-paste, CSV upload and Google Spreadsheets.
During the confirmation dialog for the upload process, make sure you mark the appropriate data column as the “Category” map field. There are no restrictions to the column name that you can use, as long as you mark it as the “Category” column during the upload process. Similarly, the category names can be your choice like “Restaurants”, “Hotels”, “Gold”, “Silver”, etc. ZeeMaps supports up to 31 categories (more coming soon).
The Categories that you define in your data will be added as a “Map Legend” to your map in the order that they appeared in the data. You can re-order them using the Map->Legend menu item.
The map legend appears below your map in the map editor and is clickable to show and hide markers of certain categories. You can get the legend in your published map using the “legend” option (having a “&legend=1” in the published map URL).

Improved Mapping from Google Spreadsheets

We have removed the limitation on Google Spreadsheet names, and simplified how we access your spreadsheets using the standard OAuth access protocol.
To upload a spreadsheet, use the Additions->Add (Upload) Multiple Markers menu item on your map, and select the Google Spreadsheets option. In the resulting dialog, click on the Fetch My Spreadsheets button to get a list of your current speeadsheets in Google.
You will have to grant ZeeMaps access to your spreadsheets. We ask for permission to access your spreadsheets now, and in the future, in case you want ZeeMaps to periodically update your map as the spreadsheet changes. You can revoke this right, at any time. Note that for the periodic updates to work, you must not change the header row of your spreadsheet.
Once you have selected the spreadsheet to use, ZeeMaps asks you to confirm the column headings to fields on the map. At this time you can also check the option to periodically update the map from the spreadsheet.
After you have confirmed the mappings, your data should get mapped. For small speeadsheets, it should get done in minutes or seconds. For larger spreadsheets (more than thousand or so entries) it can take a an hour or so. You will be notified by email when your data is uploaded. Alternatively, you can check your map in a little while to see how many rows were marked.

Improved Marker Manipulation

We made two things much simpler in ZeeMaps:
1. Reposition makers by just dragging and dropping them to the new location. Make sure you don’t have grouped markers. You can temporarily turn off marker grouping by un-checking the menu item “Settings -> Markers -> Group markers close to each other”.
2. Double-click on a maker to make changes to the marker’s details.
Both these are available only when you have Admin access to the map. If your map is locked (Map Access on the right top of the map says None), use the Map Access link to unlock the map with the Admin key. In case you’ve already unlocked, but it still doesn’t work, try refreshing the map page as sometimes the session may have expired.

Upload Tables from to ZeeMaps

ZeeMaps allows you to add multiple markers by uploading CSV files and Google Spreadsheets to your map. We have now added the ability to upload tables from to your map as well.
To upload a Factual table, click on the menu item Additions -> Multiple Markers -> Factual Table on your map:

You’ll see a prompt to enter the ID of your Factual table in the dialoge box, which is part of the URL of your table:

Now just verify that your imported fields match up with your column headings:

One of the columns has to be called “Name.” You can double-click any column to change it:

That’s it. Depending on the size of your factual table, you should see a map in a few minutes.