County lines added to maps

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  • #16366
    joew
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    Is there a way to have county lines show up on maps? Many of the projects I use Mappress pro for use county lines as their natural boundaries. It would be very helpful to have that functionality, unless it would create a load problem. Mappress is, by the way, AWESOME! I use it for everything now.

    #16369
    Chris
    Keymaster

    Hi,

    Unfortunately, although Google has all the boundaries – states, counties, towns, etc. – they don’t expose that data through the maps API. The only thing I can suggest is to maybe add a KML file to your map with the boundaries (you can import existing files or create them on Google Earth).

    #16373
    Rainmaster
    Participant

    Hi Guys!

    I have done border drawings for neighborhoods and zones through the Mappress Pro editor/creator and it actually works pretty well. There are some tricks to it like if you are drawing lines you need to click the line icon again to stop. The Mappress settings page also applies to the editor in that you need to set keyboard scrolling so when drawing a pollyline you can move the map around. The map editor is really small but works great. I did wish for that enlargement in the future wish list forum.

    You can’t draw kml/kmz files at the Google Maps site but you can draw them in Google Earth. I drew some there but I actually like Mappress better. It is easier, and when using a kml or kmz the content of the info-window is made when creating the original file so the Mappress editor cannot be used for that.

    #16435
    joew
    Participant

    Thanks for the info. I don’t know that much about KML files, but, if someone were to give me a KML file with, say, a hiking trail drawn in it, if I uploaded that KML file, would the trail show up in mappress? If so, that would be awesome!

    #16437
    Chris
    Keymaster

    Hi,

    Yes, that should work. The documentation should explain how to add a KML POI (or POIs) to your map:

    http://mappresspro.com/mappress-documentation

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