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List markers within a region

To list all markers that fall within a region, use the menu item View -> Search. In the resulting dialog, as shown below, customize your search. We’ve highlighted the part that you need for setting the desired region.

Customize Search Dialog
Search customization dialog

Click on the “Map Select Region” to select the region for limiting the search. You can combine it with any of the other clauses, e.g., names that contain the string ‘doctor’, etc. You should have defined at least one region on your map (using the Additions -> Highlight Regions menu item) for this to work.

Once you’ve set the parameters, hit the “Search” button. This should limit the marker display on the map to only those markers that meet your search criteria and are within the selected region. To see the count, look at the status bar at the bottom right of the map. To see a list, click View -> Show List menu item. To get a list to print, click on the Print button in the search dialog.

Re-Color Map Markers

To change the color of a set of markers from one color to another, use the Bulk Edits -> Re-color Markers menu item. You must be a paid subscriber to use this function.

Menu item for Re-Color Markers
Menu item for Re-Color Markers

This will bring up a small dialog, that asks you to pick the original color and the new color. At this time, you can also change the map legend from the old color to the new color, by checking the box for “Also, change map legend”.

Change all markers from one color to another
Change all markers from one color to another

Auto-Update Map from Google Drive Spreadsheets

When mapping locations from a spreadsheet on a Google Drive, you can set up auto-update such that changes to your spreadsheet are periodically reflected in your map.

The spreadsheets can be stored as Microsoft Excel, CSV, or Google Spreadsheet files.

To enable this, create a map using one of the “Create a Free Map” button.

Then, go to the Additions menu and select Additions -> Add (Upload) Multiple Markers -> Google Drive Spreadsheet:

Menu item to add Google Drive spreadsheet
Menu item to add Google Drive spreadsheet

In the resulting dialog, click on the Fetch My Spreadsheets button. ZeeMaps will ask you permission to access your Google Drive files in ReadOnly mode. We only ask for Read permissions, so we will never modify your Google Drive files or data in any way.

Fetch button
Fetch button

Select the spreadsheet that you want to upload, by clicking on the checkbox near the spreadsheet’s name.

Next, confirm your upload settings. Make sure at this point you assign columns appropriately, e.g, name -> Name, street address -> Street, city -> City, etc. You can double-click on the assignments to get a list of standard fields to choose from.

Check the box that says: “Regularly update from Google Drive Spreadsheet”.

Confirm spreadsheet upload settings
Confirm spreadsheet upload settings

Hit Submit, and wait for a little while. Then, refresh your map to see if the data is being uploaded.

World Map

You can easily get a customized world map image with  ZeeMaps.

Click on Map to get larger poster sized image
Click on Map to get larger poster sized image

First, create a map using the “Create a Free Map” button on the ZeeMaps site.

Use the Additions -> Add Marker menu items on your map to add your own locations to your new map. You can also add multiple locations in batch by using the spreadsheet uploads options.

If you want to highlight certain countries, states, etc., use the Additions -> Highlight Regions menu item.

Once you have your customizations done, you can get a world map by using the Print or Share -> World Map Image menu item, which will bring up a customization dialog:

Customize Image
Customize your World Map image

Use this customization dialog to customize your image, e.g., set the size, resolution, kind of markers (pins) to show your location, etc. Experiment with different customizations by hitting the Preview button. Once you’re satisfied with the Preview, enter your payment information and hit Order.

The image of a world map will be generated and stored on our servers. You’ll get a link to download the image. Remember the link URL in case you want to retrieve the image later.

Here another world map of the image at the top of this post, as a regular map instead of a satellite image.

Click on image to get the poster-sized map
Click on image to get the poster-sized map