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Photon@MapsMarker geocoding now using fast NVMe SSD harddrives

Good news: we have upgraded our geocoding server Photon@MapsMarker which now uses super-fast NVMe SSD drives. Photon@MapsMarker is an open source geocoder built for OpenStreetMap data and run by Mapsmarker.com exclusively for our users. It is based on elasticsearch – an efficient, powerful and highly... Continue reading


Google Maps increases prices with July 16th 2018: How this affects you, how to avoid high payments and how to switch to free alternatives

Coming into effect with July 16th 2018, Google greatly increases prices for their Maps API products. Map content creators and developers who until recently would not be charged to use the big company’s services could now be facing potentially high monthly payments. We summarized all... Continue reading


Maps Marker Pro 4.0 preview

No break for Maps Marker Pro development: behind the scenes Thorsten is refactoring & improving nearly every existing code line :-) As you can see from the following speedtest, the loading time for maps will be improved significantly as one result: https://youtu.be/Pcajo-7UzmM With version 4.0... Continue reading


Relaunched! Our new website is live

Welcome to the new and improved mapsmarker.com! We treated our website to a complete do-over. This relaunch has been in the making for quite some time – and long-awaited by many of our lovely users, too. Therefore, we’re very excited to finally be able to show... Continue reading


Looking for developers to recommend to our clients for customizations

Are you a professional WordPress developer who knows the ins and outs of Maps Marker Pro? Great! Get in touch, and maybe we can recommend you to customers who want individual customizations or custom developments based on one of our Maps Marker Pro APIs. [caption... Continue reading


Bounty Hunters wanted! Find security bugs to earn cash and licenses

[caption id="attachment_7128" align="alignnone" width="800"] Photo: Boba Fett cosplayer at the 2012 Phoenix Comicon in Phoenix, Arizona. Author: Gage Skidmore (own work) [CC-BY SA 2.0] via Wikimedia Commons][/caption] No technology is perfect, and neither is ours. There will always be things that we can have overlooked.... Continue reading


Pro v2.9-beta1 with support for WPML string translation is available

With the upcoming v2.9 release, we will add support for WPML string translations - allowing you to display all maps contents in different languages (marker name, marker address, marker popuptext, layer name, layer address). WPML stands for "The WordPress Multilingual Plugin" and makes it easy... Continue reading


Free your maps! Maps Marker Pro is partnering up with Mapzen

We’re happy to announce that Maps Marker Pro is partnering up with Mapzen, an open, sustainable, and accessible mapping platform. When Maps Marker Pro founder Robert Harm started working on the plugin three years ago, it began as a fun side project at an open... Continue reading


We want YOU for Maps Marker Pro! Looking for a freelance developer

Today, we don’t ask what our plugin can do for you, we ask what you can do for it: We are looking for a freelance developer to join our team! You, our great user community, are already helping us with the roadmap for future updates.... Continue reading


Hotfix for “W3 Total Cache” issue since v0.9.5

Update 30.9.2016: W3 Total Cache v0.9.5.1 has been released today, which re-adds backward compatibility for third-party-plugins using their functions and classes. Maps Marker Pro and Leaflet Maps Marker will work properly out of the box with W3 Total Cache v0.9.5.1 even if the hotfix below... Continue reading