Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Taking your Maps to the Next Level

As our user count has steadily grown, the MapAList support team has received an increasing number of calls and e-mails from users looking to do more with our solution. Over 80% of the feature requests we’ve received are, well, features that already exist within the base MapAList solution.

What does that tell us?

What it tells me is that we need to do a better job articulating the feature set MapAList has to offer out of the box...and that’s exactly what we’re going to do.

For the next several weeks we will be publishing installments of Taking Your Maps to the Next Level – a series of short tutorials meant to enable you, the user, to get more out of MapAList. Each installment will focus on a single feature, show examples of both spreadsheets and maps, and provide step by step instructions to make it work.

Here’s the current plan…

01/02/09 –Basic Grouping to Show Differentiation
01/09/09 – Advanced Grouping to Show Differentiation
01/16/09 – Adding Hyperlinks to Your Map Points
01/23/09 – Adding E-mail & Phone Calls (via Skype) to Your Map Points
01/30/09 – Adding Images & Iframes to your Map Points



If you have other ideas for topics please give us a shout.

--The Map Commissioner (E-mail)

16 comments:

  1. Hello,
    Great program.
    I have a question... Is it possible to place the address of each location on or by each point for one to just see the exact address of each point?
    Thank you for your help and insight.
    Sincerely,
    John G-I

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  2. If I create a map, can I show it to other people who are registered with MapAList?

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  3. Great application! How do I export my map from MapAList to a KML file?

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  4. my job with coordinate.. so how i create map in excel spreadsheet navigation by coordinate..

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  5. Tell me how to select a google document. I click the box next to the document...nothing. I open the document...nothing. This is infuriating, please help. Thanks.

    Post more complete instructions.

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  6. I couldnt bring my map fromGoogle to mapalist!! can anyone tellme , why?Toronto airport taxi

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  7. good morning.

    i created a map with 252 data points. your stuff worked perfectly. very good job - i use a map service which costs a bit - but i'm interested in your stuff.

    good job - thanks.

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  8. I would like to be able to list 50-100 addresses, be able to easily rearrange them for driving directions, list a starting point such as my home or work and then have the map automatically list the most efficient driving route, then print it out. Even better if my place names are displayed next to each point on the map.

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    1. I 2nd this request for efficient driving directions - routes

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  9. I would like to show a count of addresses in a given area to show where my customers are. Some zip codes cover a large area. Is there a way to mark parts of a zip code area and display the count? Some of my customers are spread across the US but most are in the south eastern quarter of the state.

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  10. Welcome to Asia Explore Adventure & Travel

    Asia Explore Adventure & Travel is founded by the dedicated explorers and professional Team to operate the luxurious holiday tour and explore the incredible attractions to the various country of Nepal, Bhutan, Tibet and India.We are operating, classic tours, cultural &historical tours, leisure holiday tours,MICE,training& conference tours, Mercedes Benz terrain coach tours, outdoor adventure tours (trekking, hiking, outdoor camping, jungle safari, white water rafting, paragliding etc.), air/helicopter charters, special custom made itinerary tours for outbound travel agencies and provide “one time shop” services to our customers.
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  11. how do I get the map to show up under 'my maps' in google maps. Is this possible while updating from the google docs spreadsheet source.

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    1. In MapAList, go to Maps / View. Select the map you want and, once it's loaded, click the diskette icon right below the map.

      This will allow you to save a .kml file to your computer.

      Then, go to Google Maps and Create Map. There will be an "Import" link on top. Click it and upload the .kml file you just downloaded to Google. The map will then populate.

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  12. Is there a way to lock pins down so users cannot move them?

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  13. Asia Explore Adventure & Travel is founded by the dedicated explorers and professional Team to operate the luxurious holiday tour and explore the incredible attractions to the various country of Nepal, Bhutan, Tibet and India.We are operating, classic tours, cultural &historical tours, leisure holiday tours,MICE,training& conference tours, Mercedes Benz terrain coach tours, outdoor adventure tours (trekking, hiking, outdoor camping, jungle safari, white water rafting, paragliding etc.), air/helicopter charters, special custom made itinerary tours for outbound travel agencies and provide “one time shop” services to our customers.
    Trekking in Nepal
    Annapurna Base Camp Trek
    Everest Base Camp Trek
    Langtang Valley Trek
    Mount Kailash Tours
    Kanchenjunga Trek

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  14. It seems like all the pins point further south than their actual locations. Some of our coastal US pins seem to point in the ocean, and our Florida locations are shown in Cuba! Please advise! http://snacksafely.com/put-your-school-on-the-map/

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