Lock your maps!

Perhaps you know already that you can protect your maps with up to three passwords: Admin password to make any kind of change, Member password to only allow additions and modifications of markers, and Viewer password so only users with a password can see marker details.
In the past we were using the term ‘login’ when someone would access a map with one of these passwords. This was very confusing as we also have a ‘sign-in’ for registered users.
So, we have changed the metaphor to ‘Locking‘ and ‘Unlocking‘ maps instead of logging in and out.
Now, you can lock your maps with up to three keys: Admin, Member and Viewer. If a user accesses a locked map, they can only view or access information depending on if they have the appropriate key or not.

Export and print LARGE maps

One unique feature of ZeeMaps is its ‘Image’ and ‘PDF’ functions. We allow you to generate images of your maps that you can print on different sized papers. This is quite handy when you want to print an image, say in a landscape mode, on a 8.5 x 11 inch sheet of paper.

We are pleased to announce that recently we have upgraded this service so you can get really large images. For example, here’s a PDF sized four feet by 2.5 feet of a map illustrating locations of classmates for one of us.

In addition, you can select the image portion from the map using a new bounding box tool.

Color your map!

ZeeMaps now allows you to color and mark different regions of the world.

For example, you can easily create a map coloring all the countries you have visited.

We support coloring of states in Canada and the US, and all the world countries. In the future, we plan to add more states, and further divisions in the US, like zip code boundaries and counties. If you'd like to see particular region added, please send us a note or leave a comment on this blog.

To add a state, use the "Add->Region" menu item above your map. To update a region, click on it to bring up an update dialog. For both these, remember to be logged in as a moderator of the map.

The click on a region can be a bit slow, so please be patient.

Here's a map coloring the states won by Senators Clinton and Obama up to now in the Democratic Party's presidential primaries.