UMapper maps are easy to create and a wonderful way to share tons of helpful information. Here are some of the top ways our world-wide users have been using UMapper:
1. Share points of interest with location details
Want your customers to know where your offices and stores are located? Want to share trip destinations with family and friends? Create a UMapper map with points of interest; and attach photos, music, links, information and more to each destination. View an Example
2. Track real time events
Is a natural disaster headed your way? Where are the cheapest gas prices today? Use a Wiki UMapper map to enable the help of others to create an up-to-date map with constantly changing information. View an Example
3. Share a route
The routing tool allows UMapper map creators to set planned courses and routes for various situations. Track your adventure as you go, or pre-set your route for others to follow. Add points of interest and information along the way. View an Example
4. Education and learning
Maps are a fabulous learning tool for folks of all ages. Educators and gamers alike are creating GeoDart Games on UMapper to make the learning and gaming process interactive and fun. View an Example
5. Weather and news
Large news and weather organizations use UMapper maps for sharing information in a visual manner. Create maps to show weather around the world. Or create a map to share news stories based on location. And for both add photos, details, information and more. View an Example
So go ahead and get started. Create, manage, distribute and monetize your online maps with UMapper today!
Happy New Year, UMapper friends! 2011 promises to be an exciting year for our community.
Do you love maps as much as we do? A single snapshot with the ability to share so much information. What’s your favorite map?
Or have you ever thought about trying to make and share an online map, but been too intimidated? At UMapper it is easy and free. Check out some maps our members have been making, or create and share your own map.
Want to stump your friends, family and co-workers? Build a free GeoDart trivia game, on any topic, anywhere in the world you want. And test your knowledge at some of the GeoDart games our members have built.
Thanks for sharing in this experience with us. What are your mapping goals for 2011?
Earlier this month we announced that our ActionScript 3.0 mapping API, UMap, will be moving to UMapper. Today we are pleased to say that the move has been completed and UMap now lives on the UMapper Developers page. A few helpful links:
UMap is the Universal ActionScript 3.0 (Flex 4) Mapping API. The scalable component model allows developers to create rich mapping applications with interactive data layers. Our API enables developers to build fully-customized solutions. The current version is integrated with map data from OpenStreetMap, Bing Maps, CloudMade, Yahoo, DigitalGlobe, MapQuest, ArcGIS and Zoomify.
Back in 2007 while working on interactive mapping APIs (Google’s GMap and UMap) at Advanced Flash Components, we saw an opportunity to simplify the process of creation, tracking and distribution of interactive maps and decided to peruse it by building UMapper. After UMapper’s launch in 2008, it quickly became apparent that there was a strong demand for UMapper’s services and we shifted all the companies resources to it.
Last week we announced the sale of Advanced Flash Components (here, here and here). The sale opens a new chapter in our company’s history as it solidifies our commitment to UMapper and makes it possible to focus 100% of our resources on the project. All and all, very exciting stuff!
The biggest change to come out of the sale will be the move of UMap from AFComponents to UMapper. Starting this week we will be moving the API to UMapper along with documentation, support and everything else. From the license standpoint there are no changes. We will continue all current licenses and service level agreements under UMapper’s brand. We will keep posting updates on this blog as we introduce new changes. Stay tuned.
Earlier this week Google pushed out a new version of Android OS 2.1 to selected Verizon devices, and it includes a Flash-enabled browser! Based on our tests, UMapper maps look and work excellent. Best of all, things are going to get even better. Today Google unveiled a new version of Andriod OS – Froyo, which is a lot faster and more robust. We will keep updating UMapper to ensure our maps are fully compatible and take advantage of Android’s functionality.