A widely requested feature has just been added to MapHub: Autoplay for embeds.

When you are embedding a MapHub map on your website, by default it doesn’t load the whole map, but only shows a static image with a green triangle “Play” button. …

MapHub’s API allows you to create and modify maps on MapHub entirely programmatically. For example, you can write a Python script to create a map from scratch or update an existing map with GeoJSON data.

The API has just received a big update, allowing you to utilize functions that were not previously available.

As part of the API update, we’ve published a detailed tutorial explaining the concepts behind MapHub’s API. In the tutorial, you’ll create a Python script, which takes a table (in CSV format) and a directory of images and creates an interactive MapHub map, entirely programmatically.

MapHub API tutorial - Create a map from a CSV table: link
MapHub API docs: link

There is a new feature on MapHub which allows you to save an archive ZIP from your current map. This is a special ZIP file that includes all data belonging to a map, including images, markers, and all metadata.

Using this feature, you can now achieve the following:

  • Back up your maps from time to time and store them offline on your computer.
  • Copy / Duplicate a map: Download the MapHub archive ZIP and import it again to duplicate your map.
  • Move a map to a different user: Download the MapHub archive ZIP and let another user import it to their own account. You can delete your original map after this.

Download MapHub archive ZIP

Click the Download button then you can select this new type.

Import MapHub archive ZIP

Go to My Maps and click the button at the top.

MapHub has never used Google Maps for its map or geo-search data.

MapHub fonts are not linked from Google Fonts, but are directly served from our server.

As of today, MapHub is free of Google Analytics.

In summary: MapHub has absolutely no advertising or tracking script or “Like buttons” from any social media or advertising company.

What did MapHub migrate to? Plausible Analytics, an open-source and privacy-friendly analytics without any cookies, self-hosted on our own server.

Questions?

If you have any questions or feedback, feel free to open a topic on the forum or email me.

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There has been a number of new features added to MapHub in 2020. The following series of posts will introduct the most important ones.

A new Info widget has been added, which replaced the old right side map information.

The contents can be edited in the Title and Description fields.

Once closed it’s minimised to a small icon.

Different users are using MapHub in very different ways: some users create maps with hundreds or thousands of items, while others make each map into a “story” map, like a blog post.

Read more UI for longer descriptions

This update is for those who prefer to have longer texts containing many paragraphs in an item’s description…

To complement the Geolocation button added in the previous version, Directions button has also been added to the embed options.

What is directions button? It’s the small arrow symbol in the bottom right corner, which is shown when you select a “point” type item.

When you click it, it opens…

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