Map Channels Version 4.10 Change Log
25 Nov 2013
• The About page has been updated and expanded.
• The Tutorial page has been expanded and now includes a guide to creating a KML feed using Google Maps Engine Lite.
• The Edit Page now contains more information about available settings.
• The Create Map Channel page now supports KML feeds which contain a network link.
• A range of pre-defined Styled Map Types are available as an alternative to the standard road map. You can also use your own styled map type. Thanks to Snazzy Maps for sharing their library of styled map types.
• A 'My location' button is available which will geolocate the user's location and zoom the map to that location.
• Additional links are available for the header bar such as the 'Full Page Map' link.
• The info window (or Info Panel) can now include a link to a Local Map.
• There is a new info panel option which displays the info panel in the lower half of the map area and resizes the map. This is now the default setting when creating new Map Channels.
• When the info panel is enabled the place links (e.g. zoom, directions, street view) are now displayed within the info panel (instead of the info window).
• A Street View link is only displayed in the info window (or panel) when street view imagery is available near to the selected place.
Improvements and Bugfixes
• All users can now create edit-enabled maps (one per standard user, up to 5 for supporters).
• The place 'zoom' link has been replaced by separate 'zoom in' and 'zoom out' links.
• The marker and index refresh code has been speeded up.
• The bounds filter code has been improved, removing a bug where sometimes multiple places were highlighted in the sidebar index.
• Polylines and polygons are now displayed or hidden with the bounds filter.
• A bug which allowed multiple info windows to be displayed has been fixed.
• In the sidebar the positions of the text filter and locality drop down list have been moved.
• More words and phrases are available to translate or modify using the dictionary.