Filter marker groups by clicking legend

I am not sure why I didn’t do this a long time ago…. You can now filter the markers on the map by clicking on the particular icon in the legend. This is useful to mappers who have large datasets and use the grouping functionality.

To undo the filter just click anywhere in the legend that’s not a marker or label.

Store Locator Creator using BatchGeo

You can now create a locator for multiple locations of a store front, business, office (or anything for that matter) for your website using BatchGeo.

Here is some simple HTML you can add to your website to find the closest location on your map to the users address. Just replace the value=”592e382d1c8aa6b2e50ca5fb376967a1″ with the URL alias of your map. This example is for the map at http://www.batchgeo.com/map/592e382d1c8aa6b2e50ca5fb376967a1

<form action=”http://www.batchgeo.com/map/”>
<input type=”hidden” name=”i” value=”592e382d1c8aa6b2e50ca5fb376967a1″>
<label>Search for nearest location<input type=”text” name=”q” value=””></label>
<input type=”submit” value=”Search”>
</form>

Try it:


Search for nearest location

Another way to use this is by linking it:
http://www.batchgeo.com/map/?i=592e382d1c8aa6b2e50ca5fb376967a1&q=Newark,NJ

Edit Maps, Disable Ads, Disable Expiration

You can now edit your maps after they are created. Just add your email to the options when you are saving your map initially, you will get an email with a link to edit your map. For existing maps, just use the link you got in the email for deleting (don’t worry it won’t delete your map.)
The new edit screen will give you access to the following new options:

– You can change the title, description, and URL of your map
– You can change the email address associated with your map
– You can change the privacy status of your map
– You can set your map to never expire even if it doesn’t receive page views for over 2 months
– You can disable ads on your saved map

The map screen is also full screen now, which makes for a lot easier map to navigate especially when you have lots of points. You might need to tweak your browser size before printing is the only draw back.

Although the new edit features don’t currently include a way to update the markers, you can set a URL for your map. So next time you want to update your map, you can just delete the old one and set the new map to the old URL. The URL can be anything you like, maybe set it to something easy to remember.

Let me know what you think of these latest features.

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