Customizing a map

Can I customize my map?

Yes, ZeeMaps allows you to customize several default properties on your map, including map type (satellite, hybrid, or regular), and which map controls are displayed (pan-zoom, small zoom, or scale). You can also edit basic map information such as name, lock keys, and primary contact email address, and add new entry fields. Go to ‘Map’ then ‘Settings’ in your map menu and select the tabs on the left to customise.

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How do I change the center coordinates and zoom level on my map?

ZeeMaps provides map controls that enable you to set and change the center coordinate and zoom level of your map. These controls can be found on the left-hand-side of your map. You can also re-position your map by pressing and holding the left mouse button while moving the mouse around. ZeeMaps automatically saves all map positions, so the center coordinates and zoom level you define will appear when you return to the map.

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How do I change the appearance of information bubbles?

Information bubbles can be altered by going to Map → Settings → Information Bubble. This allows you to customize certain fields in the information bubble, e.g., whether to hide personal details like email, phone numbers, show directions links or not, and so forth. You can also set defaults for the size of photo and video here.

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Can I change the appearance of my list?

You can adjust the width, number of columns, and sort order of your list by using the menu items Map → Settings → List View.

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How do I name my map?

Go to Map → Map Name on your map 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.

Can I add a description for my map?

To show a description under the map name, go to Map → Settings → Basic Information and add a description for your map. The description will appear right below the title of your map name, over the map.

Can I set a map legend?

You can define legend values for different marker colors using the Map → Legend menu item. To set a legend for a color, double-click on the legend value, change the text hit OK, and then hit the Submit button. The map will reload and the legend will appear at the bottom of the map. You can use the Map → Legend dialog to also re-order the legend values by dragging and dropping the legend values. When you hover your mouse cursor over a legend value, it will show you the underlying color for the legend.

For legends to appear in published maps, make sure you check the box for “With map legend” when you get the publish map code.

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