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WordPressing Maps into Service [via Cartagram Blog]

Our friends at Cartagram published a blog about adding MAPublisher Web Author maps into Wordpress. Using this workflow, anybody can add custom maps to their Wordpress blog.

Follow this link to read more.

Create HTML5 Maps with MAP Web Author in Adobe Illustrator and How to Embed Them on your Website

 

What is HTML5?

HTML5 is the current major revision of HTML (Hypertext Markup Language), the core markup language of the Internet. One of its major development goals was to reduce the need for proprietary, plug-ins such as Adobe Flash and to provide new graphics drawing abilities to the canvas element of HTML5. Scripting (e.g. JavaScript) is used to draw graphics, animations, and display other types of content. The potential of applications in online mapping with HTML5 technology varies widely including uses in fields such as cartography, GIS, demographics, and statistics.

Creating HTML callouts for MAP Web Author

MAP Web Author, a feature of Avenza MAPublisher for Adobe Illustrator is a versatile tool offering access to map attributes for HTML as well as Flash.

For the cool interactive map, you need to install Adobe Flash Player

The above map was made with Toronto Transit Commission data freely distributed by the city of Toronto. I purposely made this map long and narrow to reveal a potential issue that can arise when presenting a lot of attribute data in map callouts. As you hover over the red points representing transit stops, you will notice the callout bubble with attribute information for each stop. As you hover around the centre of the map, you will notice that callouts popping up above the half way point of the map have their titles truncated, and those below will sometimes not show the callout's final line.

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