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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


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