Sunday, January 24, 2010

Improved Rendering

We have improved rendering for more complex maps. Maps with a lot of items will render faster and more efficiently. We have also improved the KML parsing for KML files that have highly complex polygons and lines.

We have also corrected a minor bug with line styling not showing up properly for small line segments, or when zoomed out.

Thursday, January 21, 2010

OpenStreetMap & CloudMade Support!

We have recently implemented support for OpenStreetMap, and CloudMade in Scribble Maps (and the widget), visit or to make your own OSM or CM map with scribblings and more.

Demo Video for SM Pro Beta

Monday, January 18, 2010

Photo Overlay Bug Fixed

Hey guys we fixed the photo overlay bug, as well as the bug of the embed code being wrong if grabbed from pro. Here is a widget embed using photo overlay, in this example we use a png which maintains its transparency.

Sunday, January 17, 2010

Using Spreadsheets in Pro

One of the exciting new features in Pro is the ability to upload data in the form of spreadsheets. To add a spreadsheet, you can either click the spreadsheet button in the top right, or goto Menu > Account > Files, then upload the file and import it to the map, once you do either of these things you will get this window.

From here it is pretty straight forward. Select the address column, or alternatively latitude and longitude columns, that pick what you wish to do with the data, whether it is to plot markers to the map, or do some drawing functions. Also in this window you can select a range via start index and end index, this allows you to only plot the points within a certain range of rows. For instance, if I only wanted to add rows 50-100 of a spreadsheet.

We are working on implementing thematic mapping support, and when it is implemented we will let you know here.

Scribble Maps Pro Beta Launched

We have recently launched the Pro Beta for, and we are very excited about it. If you're interested in diving right in, you can visit There is a ton of new features, one of which is support for SHP files both in the application, and in the widget.

We would love to hear from you, whether it is about features you would like to see, or about how you're using Scribble Maps, do not hesitate to contact us at

Check out this widget that has a SHP overlay for the African Waterways.