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Improved fullsize map viewing

Posted by mappery on March 4, 2009

Now when you click to view any fullsize jpg, gif, and png map on mappery, there’s a new, improved way to zoom, pan, see basic info, and easily jump to nearby maps.  Upon initial view, the map is shrunk to fit the size of your browser window.  Clicking the map will zoom in to the actual size and allow you to pan around by dragging the hand (just like in Google Maps).  To re-fit to the size of the browser window, click the ‘Fit to Window’ button in the upper-right.

Also, the top strip of information now shows the map title, the creation date (if known), and the 3 closest maps to the center of the current map.  Clicking one of the nearby maps takes you to more information about that map.   The goal here is to improve the map discovery and browsing process a bit.

Example screenshot of ‘Buenos Aires Tourist Map‘:

map-viewer

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