To all of you who’ve been following The Geospatial Times and specifically Map Mavin Methods recently, the word is clear: we’re wrapping up Map Mavin! We aren’t the best at containing our excitement around our forthcoming release of what we’ll refer to unofficially in this article as “Map Mavin 2.0”. With an entirely new front end design, a wide host of features and an overhaul of the entire experience, we’re confident that making maps and sharing spatial data online will never been easier than what we’ve got in store. With that in mind, let’s take a brief sneak peak at some of the changes coming your way!
First and foremost, the new Map Mavin is FAST. Lightning fast. Our vector-based approach has made turning layers on and off nearly instantaneous. Our Apollo Bright basemap, designed in-house, was created with speed and simplicity in mind: everything you need and nothing you don’t. We challenge you to find a mapping service with faster load-times because we certainly haven’t! Even large raster files load more quickly in our system, meaning Map Mavin is ready and waiting for both your vector-based mapping and imagery-based projects.
We’ve scrapped our old GUI and replaced it with a design that we believe is both intuitive and powerful. Quickly rearrange and turn on and off layers on the fly, switch out base maps and mark-up your maps with ease. Want to save your mark-ups and notes? No problem. With our new My Workspace feature, you can save multiple workspaces without interfering with the original data on the map.
Live Share & Chat:
Though the ability to share maps has been a key vision of our product since day one, we’ll be the first to admit that our early conceptualizations of how to best go about it had some kinks that needed to be worked out. After a total change to both the back-end and the user experience, we feel we’ve made the task of “getting everyone on the same page” easier than ever before. Simply go to your map, click Live Share & Chat and join in the discussion. From there you and your team-members will be able to make mark-ups on the go and move the map to the area of focus for the day’s tasks.
So there you have it! Just a few of the many improvements we’re looking forward to showing you all with our new release. Stay tuned for more updates because Map Mavin 2.0 is just around the corner!