Help

Create a Map

Create a map by clicking on “Create a Free Map” button on the ZeeMaps home page.

Configure your new map by giving it a title, description, password, starting location, using the form shown below. If you are in a hurry, you can skip the configuration items and just hit the “Create” button. You can configure your map later.

Create a Map with ZeeMaps
Create a Map with ZeeMaps

From within an existing map, you can go to the menu item “Map -> Create New” to create a map.

Once you have created a map, you can add pins on the map marking locations of people or places, highlight regions on the map, publish the map in your web page, and much more using the features described in this help document.

Do I need an account or sign-in to create a map?

No account is required to create a map, or to share and use it. We do recommend that you either register, or have an email associated with your map, in case you need to recover lost password, or be informed about important developments in ZeeMaps.

How do I name my map?

You can set the name, description, etc. of your map when you first create the map. After you have created the map, go to the menu item Map → Settings on your map, and then the Basic Information tab to set or change its name. You can also click on the name of the map at the top of the page, and a text box will appear where you can set the name.

Change name for your map
Change name for your map

Can I add a description for my map?

To show a description under the map name, go to Map -> Settings page and then the Basic Information tab. The description will appear under the map name above the map. Due to space limitation, the description may be shortened in the map display. To see the complete description, hover your mouse over the displayed shortened description.

Can I set a map legend?

After you have done the create a map, you can define legend values for different marker colors using the Settings > Map Legend menu item. Change the name of any marker group and click Submit. The map will reload and the legend will appear at the bottom of the map. For legends to appear in published maps, make sure you check the box for “With map legend” when you get the publish map code.

What is the URL for my map?

You can get the URL link for your map by going to Print or Share > Share Link/URL. Select the top URL. If your map name is unique, you can use the following format for your URL: //www.zeemaps.com/your_map_name where “your_map_name” is the name of your map with spaces replaced with underscore character (“_”). For special characters, try using one or two underscores.

Map URL for a map created with ZeeMaps
Map URL for a map created with ZeeMaps

As shown in the dialog above, the Share URL is for when you want to share a view-only map with others. If you want to share a fully editable map, use the second URL which says “editable version”.

How do I save my map?

Maps you create with ZeeMaps are automatically saved to our servers.

How do I delete a map?

Go to your My Maps page and select the maps that you want to delete by clicking on the map rows (not the map title). Then, click on the Delete button to delete the selected maps. Since we limit the number of reusable maps in the Basic (Free) plan, maps cannot be deleted while you are on the Basic plan.

How many maps can I create with ZeeMaps?

As a paid customer, you can create unlimited maps with ZeeMaps. As a trial or free user, you are limited to five reusable maps.