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Driving Directions using Search on a Mobile Map

ZeeMaps allows you to search your pinned locations on mobile phones. This can be specifically handy if you are looking to get driving directions to your pins that satisfy a certain criteria, e.g., locate all the Gold customers in your vicinity and get driving directions to them.

First create the map on ZeeMaps, then add pins on the map. ZeeMaps provides several easy ways of adding pins: one at a time, uploading through spreadsheets, copy-and-pasting from a table, and so forth. You can add as many pins as you like on a given map. For example, if you are sales person, you might want to create a map with all your customers, potential customers, leads, etc., on a single map. To distinguish the customers from potential and leads, you can also use different colored pins for each category.

Search Menu

To perform a search, click on the menu icon on your map to activate the menu, and then click on the Search item.

Search menu in Mobile ZeeMaps for Driving Directions
Search Menu in Mobile ZeeMaps

Search Dialog

This should bring up a search page, where you can search based on any of your marker fields, e.g., name, description, and combine it with a distance search. For example, you can search for all locations with case number (custom field ) 211 within 2 miles from Chicago, IL.

Customized Search for Driving Directions
Customized Search

Driving Directions

Once the search is performed, the markers on the map and list will be limited to the ones that matched the search. Go to the map to see the locations, or click on the menu again to get to the list. Click on any entry on the map or the list to get to the entry, and then click on the Directions button to get directions to the place. Depending on your mobile phone, you will either be directed to Google Maps or Apple Maps for directions.

Driving Directions button
Directions Button on a pinned location

Zip Code Lookup on a Map with ZeeMaps

ZIP codes are a system of postal codes used by the United States Postal Service. ZeeMaps supports Zip Code Lookup, using the View -> Zip Code Lookup menu item on your map.

Zip Code Lookup for Texas

For example, suppose you want to lookup all Zip codes for the state of Texas. Highlight the state of Texas, using the Additions -> Highlight Regions -> States on your map.

Then, once the state of Texas has been highlighted, select the menu item View -> Zip Code Lookup, and click an the highlighted Texas region. You’ll get a list of all Zip Codes in Texas.

Zip Code Lookup result for Texas
Zip Code Lookup for Texas

The same feature can be used to lookup Zip Codes of a particular city, county, or an arbitrary building. You can click on a building to get the Zip Code of the building instead of the area. You are not limited to using pre-defined regions for doing a zip code lookup. Since ZeeMaps allows you to define arbitrary areas like  circles, rectangles, polygons and hand-drawn, you can lookup zip codes for any region on the map.

Unlike the US Postal Service’s Zip Code Lookup service, with ZeeMaps you can easily lookup zip codes for an entire region, instead of having to do it one zip code at a time.

When you click on an highlighted region, the lookup is done for the entire region. If you want to find the zip code for a point within an highlighted region, first click outside the region and then move the zip code locator to the point inside the highlighted region.

Draw radius map with circles around all or a limited set of markers

You can make a radius map with concentric circles around all or a limited set of markers on your map, using the Additions -> Highlight Regions -> Circles menu item on your map.

After you click on the menu item, select the option for “Circle all displayed markers” in the resulting dialog. Set the color and radiuses of your regions and hit Submit. This will make your radius map.

Circle markers with radius regions
Circle markers with radius regions

 

Limit the markers on your map for the regions by:  (1) Color, or (2) Search.

1. Limit Markers by Color

Use a map legend for different colored markers (using the Map -> Legend menu item) and then click on the legend at the bottom of the map to de-select and select markers.

Map -> Legend menu item
Add a legend for your map

2. Limt Markers by Search

Use the View -> Search menu item to search for markers matching some criteria, e.g., all stores within 10 miles of a location.

Search for markers matching a criteria on your map
Search for markers matching a criteria on your map

Make PostCode Area Map for Great Britain

You can highlight  regions on your map in ZeeMaps to get a PostCode Area map for Great Britain.

Add GB Postcode Area
Add GB Postcode Area

To highlight post code areas, use the Additions -> Highlight Regions -> GB Postal Areas on your map.

Then, select one or more postal areas, color their boundary and fill and hit Submit. That should highlight the postal areas on your map.

GB Postcode Areas
GB Postcode Areas

For example, here’s a map with the London North and London West highlighted: