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How to move your Maps Marker Pro mapping project to more community-based, free services like OpenStreetMap basemap and geocoding by Algolia or Photon@Mapsmarker:

At Maps Marker Pro, we believe in the power of openness and its social, political and economic value. That’s why we built our technology in a way that gives you control over your own data and the freedom to choose the basemap and geocoding providers that best fit your needs. We picked OpenStreetMap (OSM) as the default basemap that’s ready to use, because we believe that these benefits make it the best choice for your mapping project:

  • Driven by a passionate community all around the world
    The community of OpenStreetMap is diverse, passionate, and growing every day. Its contributors include enthusiast mappers, GIS professionals, engineers running the OSM servers, humanitarians mapping disaster-affected areas, and many more. (To learn more about the community, see the user diaries, community blogs, and the OSM Foundation website.)
  • OpenStreetMap emphasizes local knowledge
    Contributors use aerial imagery, GPS devices, and low-tech field maps to verify that OSM is accurate and up to date. There are many awesome projects that empower the local community to map their neighborhoods and contribute, so you’re likely to find rare gems of mapping knowledge in OSM that bigger companies would lack.
  • Its Open Data is free to use for everyone
    OpenStreetMap’s data is open, meaning it’s free to use for any purpose. You can use it for your project without any costs whatsoever, you just have to credit OpenStreetMap and its contributors. (See their Copyright and License page for details.)

Guide for existing Maps Marker Pro users, using Google services

New Google terms of services will come into effect on June 11th 2018 – please see our FAQ on Google ToS changes on how this affects you as a Maps Marker Pro user.

If you decided to opt-in to use Google basemaps or geocoding in the past you can seamlessly move your Maps Marker Pro mapping project to more community-based, free services like OpenStreetMap basemap and geocoding by Algolia or Photon@Mapsmarker.

The following tutorial are based on Maps Marker Pro up to v3.1 – once our new major release v4.0 is out, the screenshots will be updated accordingly.


How to switch your existing basemaps (to Open Street Map)

1. Login to your WordPress site with an admin acount

2. Navigate to Maps Marker Pro / Tools:

3. Navigate to either “Bulk updates for marker maps” or “Bulk updates for all x existing layer maps” (depending on which types of maps you like to update):

4. Bulk updates all marker maps by selecting OpenstreetMap and finalizing the action by “change basemap” button:

5. Repeat those steps for layer maps:

Done – now all your maps use OpenStreetMap as basemap.


How to change the default basemap for new maps (to Open Street Map)

1. Login to your WordPress site with an admin acount

2. Navigate to Maps Marker Pro / Settings:

3. Navigate to Basemaps / “Default basemap for new markers/layers”:

4. Select “OpenStreetMap” as default basempa

5. Finish by clicking button “Save Changes”


How to switch your geocoding provider (to Algolia or Photon@MapsMarker)

1. Login to your WordPress site with an admin acount

2. Navigate to Maps Marker Pro / Settings:

3. Navigate to Geocoding / “Geocoding provider”:

4. Select “Algolia Places” as main geocoding provider

5. Set Photon@MapsMarker as fallback geocoding provider

6. Finish by clicking button “Save Changes”.