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Maps Marker Pro v4.14 with ESRI basemaps, GPX extensions and more is available

After 8 weeks of development we are happy to announce the release of Maps Marker Pro v4.14 with some new features and many optimizations and bugfixes.

For details and highlights about this release please see below. An updated to the latest version is – as always – highly recommended.


add ESRI basemaps

The following 7 ESRI basemaps have been added to Maps Marker Pro which can be used out of the box without prior registration:

  • ESRI Streets
  • ESRI Topographic
  • ESRI National Geographic
  • ESRI Gray
  • ESRI Dark Gray
  • ESRI Oceans
  • ESRI Imagery

To use those basemaps, open a map on backend, navigate to the tab “Layers” and select the desired basemap from the dropdown:

Example map:


add support for Garmin TrackPointExtension in GPX files

This release also supports the Garmin GPX TrackPointExtion respectively heart rate measured in beats per minutes by default.

Example map with a track which also includes heart rate values:


add icons manager to settings page

Map icons are saved in the upload directory at /wp-content/uploads/maps-marker-pro/icons

With v4.14 we added an icons manager to Settings / Misc / Icons so that you do not need FTP access if you want to delete icons:


add support for same-page highlight links

With v4.14 it is also possible to add links outside the map which highlight a specific marker.

Example link: <a href="#" class="mmp-highlight" data-marker="1">Link</a>

Available options:

  • data-marker="id" The marker to be highlighted
  • data-map="id" Target a map with a specific ID only. Useful when multiple maps are on the same page
  • data-scroll="true|false" Whether to scroll the map into view. Defaults to true
  • data-open="true|false" Whether to open the popup. Defaults to true

add section for batch updating markers to tools page

On the Tools page you will find a new section which allows you to batch update zoom value and icon for markers:


add batch delete option for added shapes

Deleting multiple shapes has also become easier with v4.14 – you can now bulk select those shapes you want to delete:


add option to hide GPX metadata fields with no value

The GPX feature has also been enhanced with a new option, which allows you to hide GPX metadata fields with no value. This setting is enabled by default and is accessible if the advanced settings button is active:


add option to delete all maps / markers to tools page

The tools page has also been enhanced with 2 new sections, which allow you to delete all maps and markers at once:

Please use with caution, as those actions cannot be undone!


knowledge base updates for developers

We have added the following references for developers in our knowledge base:


improve assignment options for marker import

The importer has also been improved with v4.14. Now it is possible to select the assignment mode, which gives you more flexibility if the markers in the import file have no map assignements for example:

 


Other optimizations and improvements

  • add display support for rteType in GPX files
  • improve map view on high-resolution devices (remove retina detection logic)
  • disable geolocate autostart when marker highlight is used
  • flush rewrite rules more reliably
  • do not show icons for disabled API endpoints in maps list table
  • new map loading animation
  • update Leaflet to 1.7.1
  • update Leaflet-Geoman to 2.7.0
  • update Google maps mutant library v0.10.0 (fixing IE11 compatibility)
  • update Spectrum colorpicker to v1.8.1
  • update qrcode-generator to v1.4.4
  • update PUC (plugin update checker) to 4.10 – supporting automatic plugin updates
  • update flatpickr to 4.6.6

bugfixes

  • fix shapes disappearing when panning or zooming the map
  • fix marker highlight via URL parameter
  • fix migration (regression since v4.13)
  • prevent wrong marker scheduling values when restoring from backup
  • fix repeatedly showing geolocation errors when list default sorting is set to distance and geolocation is disabled
  • fix manually checking for update showing wrong result
  • fix basemap.at bounds on edit marker page
  • fix custom layer WMS toggle on settings page

translation updates

Thanks to 210+ translators this release also includes some update translations, see full changelog for details.

If you want to contribute to translations (in exchange for free licenses), please visit https://www.mapsmarker.com/glotpress/projects/mmp/ for more information.


Full changelog

Changelog for version 4.14 - released on 04.09.2020 (release notes)

add ESRI basemaps
add support for Garmin TrackPointExtension in GPX files
add icons manager to settings page
add display support for rteType in GPX files
add support for same-page highlight links
add section for batch updating markers to tools page
add batch delete option for added shapes
add option to hide GPX metadata fields with no value
add option to delete all maps / markers to tools page
new in knowledge base on mapsmarker.com: filter reference
new in knowledge base on mapsmarker.com: action hooks reference
improve map view on high-resolution devices (remove retina detection logic)
improve assignment options for marker import
disable geolocate autostart when marker highlight is used
flush rewrite rules more reliably
do not show icons for disabled API endpoints in maps list table
new map loading animation
update Leaflet to 1.7.1
update Leaflet-Geoman to 2.7.0
update Google maps mutant library v0.10.0 (fixing IE11 compatibility)
update Spectrum colorpicker to v1.8.1
update qrcode-generator to v1.4.4
update PUC (plugin update checker) to 4.10 - supporting automatic plugin updates
update flatpickr to 4.6.6
fix shapes disappearing when panning or zooming the map
fix marker highlight via URL parameter
fix migration (regression since v4.13)
prevent wrong marker scheduling values when restoring from backup
fix repeatedly showing geolocation errors when list default sorting is set to distance and geolocation is disabled
fix manually checking for update showing wrong result
fix basemap.at bounds on edit marker page
fix custom layer WMS toggle on settings page
updated Catalan translation thanks to Roc, Efraim Bayarri, Vicent Cubells and Marta Espinalt→ contribute
updated Chinese translation thanks to John Shen and ck→ contribute
updated German translation by Maps Marker Pro team and Daniel Luttermann→ contribute
updated Finnish (fi_FI) translation thanks to Jessi Björk→ contribute
updated French translation thanks to Vincèn Pujol, Rodolphe Quiedeville, Fx Benard, Cazal Cédric, Fabian Hurelle and Thomas Guignard→ contribute
updated Italian translation thanks to Luca Barbetti and Angelo Giammarresi→ contribute
updated Japanese translations thanks to Shu Higash and Taisuke Shimamoto→ contribute
updated Russian translation thanks to Ekaterina Golubina (supported by Teplitsa of Social Technologies - http://te-st.ru) and Vyacheslav Strenadko, http://slavblog.ru→ contribute
updated Spanish translation thanks to David Ramí­rez, Alvaro Lara, Victor Guevara, Ricardo Viteri, Juan Valdes & Marta Espinalt and Fernando Coello→ contribute
updated Swedish translation thanks to Olof Odier, Tedy Warsitha, Dan Paulsson, Elger Lindgren, Anton Andreasson and Tony Lygnersjö→ contribute
updated Ukrainian translation thanks to Yaroslav B Yaroshevskyy, Andrexj, Sergey Zhitnitsky and Mykhailo→ contribute

If you experience any issues, please search our knowledge base or submit a helpdesk ticket.

Happy mapping!

Your Maps Marker Pro team


How to update

The recommended way to update is to use the WordPress update process: login with an user who has admin privileges, navigate to Dashboard / Updates, select plugins to update and press the button “Update Plugins”. The pro plugin checks every 24 hours if a new version is available. You can also manually trigger the update check by going to Plugins and clicking on the link “Check for updates” next to “Maps Marker Pro”.

If there is an update available, please start the update by clicking the link “update now”.

If you try to update from v3.1.1 or lower, please see this user guide in our knowledge base for installation instruction and a migration tutorial.


Additional information for beta testers

No additional changes needed (as there was no beta release for this release).


Additional information for Database API users

No additional actions are required for Database API users when updating to this version.


How to install Maps Marker Pro from scratch

For directly downloading and installing the Maps Marker Pro as zip file, please click here.


How to verify the integrity of the plugin package

For the SHA-256 hash value and the number of files for this release please check the following file: https://www.mapsmarker.com/SHA256SUMS.txt

This file is digitally signed with our PGP key, key signature file available at https://www.mapsmarker.com/SHA256SUMS.txt.sig

Click here for a tutorial on how to verify the integrity of the plugin package (recommended if the plugin package for a new installation was not downloaded from https://www.mapsmarker.com – verification is not needed though if the automatic update process is used).


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